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Old 06-21-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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printer cable > modem cable?


Okay, I have a whole bunch of printer cables, but no modem cable. The printer cable is the right gender and right number of pins, but it doesn't work. I know this works somewhat like a crossover ethernet cable. I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron, and I don't want to buy a modem cable (yes, I am cheap).. Is there a way I can change a printer cable into a modem cable?I guess I need to know which wires to toy with.
edit: its DB25 male - male.

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You can find lots of info on the web. Search for RS-232 and serial null modem cables.

The simplest null modem serial cable if you don't need hardware flow control is
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