Thanks for the replies. I am curios though. We use Cat5 all the time to extend RS232 signal. Both are 8 Wire. Could I not somehow wire the serial interface to the correct pin placement on the Ethernet jack? I do not want both serial and Ethernet at the same time just one or the other.
Essentially I am trying to avoid putting a stand alone serial interface on the outside of my product to control the digi interface.
Any thoughts or blatantly honest comments about what a dumb idea this is woudl be great