I received an old InfoWindow II (don't know the exact model number yet) from somebody, and want to connect it as a console for my IBM 9406-250 so I can do a manual IPL.

I am totally new to this, and I am still learning how to use everything, and was wondering what kind of cables/connectors I need to hook this up.

Here's the back of the 9406-250 with available connections:
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I believe what you are looking for is a twinax connector.

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  • The InfoWindow II needs a Twinax Pigtail Cable to convert the DB15F to TwinAx. The 9406 looks like a 10Base2/AUI; and the other card looks like a line card of some kind, not sure exactly what you'd need there. – Chris S Aug 2 '12 at 21:32
  • I actually don't see a Twinax port on the machine (though it might be cut off). In any case, IBM's instructions on how to do this will probably be helpful. If you need a Twinax console cable you can get the IBM part number here, but a 3rd party vendor will probably be cheaper for buying the actual cable. – voretaq7 Aug 2 '12 at 21:53

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