AS/400 9404 and TWINAX questions...

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 10:38:56 2004

At 14:23 29/09/2004, John Foust wrote:

>I agree, and I suspect any straight-through RJ-45 cable
>was for a telephone system, not networking. Perhaps
>Sellam knows examples.

I've encountered flat 8 core cable, terminated with RJ45's, used as patch
leads in a Serial environment. They were used with Baydek SMUX serial
boards, also seen them used with some Specialix terminal servers, both had
RJ45 sockets for the serial ports.

Of course, when one of my colleagues tried to use them for Ethernet we had
terrible problems. They would just about work (for the short lengths in a
patch cabinet) at 10Mbps, but were total no-no at 100Mbps.

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