RS232 over CAT6
Has anyone done an install doing RS232 control over CAT6? We have an install where from the rack location to the floorbox, there were numerous Augmented CAT6 runs. We used a couple for baluns and planned to use one for RS232 control. It's only about a 30 foot run. CAT6 is terminated onto jacks on both ends. I have done a cable test to verify pinout. What I did was take a patch cable and lop it in half, then solder DB9 connectors on each end. I used my breakout box to verify that the solder pinout is correct ( 2-3, 3-2, 5-5 for an Infocus LP640). I tried switching RS232 ports on the NI and still no go. As an FYI, the jacks/mod plugs are not shielded. At this point, I'm half tempted to just use the CAT6 as a pull string for a 22/2 shielded and be done with it. Any other suggestions first?