How to make ur own cable from a mouse seial cables

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How to make ur own cable from a mouse seial cables

Postby sakbar » Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:25 am


i have two mouse serial cables, i want to join both of these cables to make a null modem / serial cable to connect my 386 machines serial connection to my linux box

any idea about the pin or which wire (5) is connected to which pin
anyone having idea of the structure of a mouse serial cable & can it be used to make a null modem cable or a serial cable for a dcc connection.


Atif Kamal

Null Modem Cable

Postby Atif Kamal » Mon Oct 28, 2002 12:06 pm

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laplink for serial 9

Postby farhanksa » Mon Nov 04, 2002 9:23 am

ya u canmake the serial null modem cable by using 2 serial mouse
but the problem is that there r 5 wires in the serial mouse
like White, Green ,Orange, Blue ,Brown
and up till now i had studied that u need 6 wires for that
u can do it by a little trick
connect dtr(4)---->dtr(6),dsr(1) u can pel of a little copper wire and put it in the whole no#dtr(6),dsr(1)then they will be interconnected to dtr(4) by using 1 wire:)
isnt it tricky
thanks i am also working on it
any how i will do it today
by bye tc wish u good luck and health

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