Has anyone seen the white cable with the thing?

Which of these connectors is commonly used to configure infrastructure devices?

A) PS/2

B) FireWire

C) Serial

D) Parallel

E) That’s assuming I can find the one cable that works

The answer: C) Serial

A serial connection is commonly seen as a DE-9 or DE-25 connector, although modern implementations may use an RJ-45 connector or USB port. Because of the ubiquity of serial connectivity, it’s common to see serial ports used as a standard for the configuration of infrastructure devices.

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