Perle - Serial terminal servers

  Perle                    Sun    |     RJ 45 
  RJ45                     RJ45   |     Sun     
  Pin                      Pin    |              
  1 (DCD) Green White      n/c    |   1 Blue  
  2 (DSR) Green        --- 7 DSR  |   2 Orange White
  3 (DTR) Orange White --- 2 DTR  |   3 Brown 
  4 (GND) Orange --------- 4 GND  |   4 Orange
  5 (TXD) Brown White ---- 6 RXD  |   5 n/c               
  6 (RXD) Brown ---------- 3 TXD  |   6 Brown White
  7 (CTS) Blue White ----- 8 CTS  |   7 Green     
  8 (RTS) Blue ----------- 1 RTS  |   8 Blue White

CS9000/JETSTREAM CONVRT RJ45 DB25 CONVRT TO SUN Part #: 04024520

CS9000/JETSTREAM Cable 3M RJ45 SUN/CISCO To Perle For Sun Part #: 04024500

RJ45 serial port wiring info for Perle here

This is the output from attaching a serial cable to the ADMIN port and powering on the unit. Hyperterminal set to 9600,8,N, 1

At the login prompt try Username 'admin' with no password.

Board id   : 4300085R3.1
ROM size   : 1 x 1MB
RAM size   : 2 x 2MB
Num ports  : 8
Diag codes : 01  03  04  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06
 06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  08  09  0A  0A  0B  0C  14  15  15  15
 15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  16  18  19 ÏÙÏÙ1B  1C  1E
33  35  2B  25  26  28  27  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28
28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28
28  28  29  6A  6B  2C  32  37  3A  46  48  92  93  94  95
Decompressing - ................................................................
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.........................................done
B0  B1  B2  B3  B4  B5  B6  B7  B8  B9  BA  BB  INIT: booting...

INIT: parallel ports found: 1
INIT: serial ports found: 8
Time: 16:34:23  Date: 19/06/2007
File sytem has 30 blocks, 30 are free
INIT: TCP stack initialised

Perle JETSTREAM 4000
Version 2.6.1.G

login: admin
password:
JS_4000# show hardware
mac address              0080ba601d9a
board id                 JS4300085R3.1
processor                80386
uarts                    1 * Serial ASIC
flash rom                1 x 1MB
ram                      2 x 2MB
battery ram              32kB
serial ports             8
parallel ports           1
ethernet interface       RJ45
ethernet speed           auto
date                     19/6/2007
time                     16:38:05
JS_4000#

These images are for Board revision: 4300085R3.1

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Bootup dump from Admin (RS232) port :

Board id   : 4300085R1.0
ROM size   : 1 x 1MB
RAM size   : 2 x 2MB
Num ports  : 8
Diag codes : 01  03  04  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06
 06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  06  08  09  0A  0A  0B  0C  14  15  15  15
 15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  16  18  ÏÙÏÙ1B  1C  1E  33
 35  2B  36

Note: The Diag codes above contains a couple of 'unprintable' chars. The unit always seems to freeze after printing the '36' with the Power LED at solid amber and no other lights visible. Pressing the 'factory reset' button does nothing (held in for 5 secs).

Trueport drivers install on Windows and create 'virtual' comm ports on the Perle box.

To allow the Trueport drivers to connect to the Perle box, some commands must be run on the Perle box.

First, the details of the host that will connect need to be specified … e.g. 'add host hostname 192.168.11.1'

Then each port that is to be used needs to be configured …

e.g. 'set line 1 service silent raw hostname 10000'

Thinking of hooking up a DS1820 temperature kit via the Perle box. This kit looks good. However, it seems to source its power directly from the RS232 port. Can the Perle box supply sufficient current? Can't find anything in the Perle documentation re the hardware specs for the ports.