Router – DTE / DCE

A DTE (Date Terminating Equipment) cable is the normal cable you should use. Being DTE you should expect the other end to provide clocking.
A DCE (Data Communication Equipment) means that this device must provide the clocking on the wire.

If your device is the DCE, you must provide clocking using the clock rate command.

Rick Donato

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