I have a home-grown "datacenter" of mixed devices, SUN/AIX/HP/Cisco/Adtran/Juniper, etc. I bought 2 Digi Portserver II 16 so I could reduce the cable clutter. I checked the manuals for console connectivity on initial setup, and bought the shells assemble the cables. I have yet to get a successful session on either of the digis. If I power them on, I do see a character appear on the screen so there is some type of connectivity. On my end, Im using a USB to serial adapter and DB9 to RJ45. The adapter blanks I bought have RJ45 pin 1 and pin 10 empty. Colors in sequence beginning at 2 are gray green black blue white yellow red orange. I've tried 3 different pinouts already based on suggestions from various internet groups, finally decided to join here and get (hopefully) a good answer so I can stop wasting adapters with different non-functioning pinouts. Just to clarify this is to connect to the digi, for initial setup/configuration. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.