I'm trying to get into my SpeedStream 5851 SDSL modem using a serial cable. I connected the DB9 to RJ45 adapter (which came with the DSL modem) to my 'COM1' port on the back of my Win PC. Then I connected an ethernet patch cable from the RJ-45 side of the adapter to the RJ-45 'console' port on the back of my SpeedStream.
When I fire up HyperTerminal and connect through COM1, I get no prompt to login to the router. I've tried the following HyperTerminal settings:9600/8/none/1/none 4800/8/none/1/none 2400/8/none/1/none
Still no login prompt. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Should a regular ethernet patch cable (non-crossover) work, or do I need a special one?