How do I make a console cable for SonicWall firewall appliances?
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The console port on the SonicWall appliance is used to access the SonicOS command line interface (CLI) via the DB-9 to RJ-45 cable.
The pin assignments to make a console cable to work with SonicWall appliances is as follows.
RJ-45 to DB-9 serial cable pin assignments.
|RJ-45 Connector||DB-9 Connector||Signal|
|Pin 1||Pin 9||RI (ring indicator)|
|Pin 2||Pin 1||DCD (data carry detect)|
|Pin 3||Pin 4||DTR (data terminal ready)|
|Pin 4||Pin 5||GND (ground)|
|Pin 5||Pin 2||RXD (receive data)|
|Pin 6||Pin 3||TXD (transmit data)|
|Pin 7||Pin 8||CTS (clear to send)|
|Pin 8||Pin 7||RTS (request to send)|
| ||Pin 6 - Not used|| |
How to test
Launch a terminal emulation application that communicates with the serial port connected to the appliance. Use these settings.
- 115,200 baud
- 8 data bits
- no parity
- 1 stop bit
- no flow control
Press Enter/Return. Initial information is displayed followed by a device name prompt.