When we configure a network using EIA/TIA-232cable,we have to assign a clock rate for the DTE router's interface.Then which clock rate will you choose to configure your Router?

  Don't worry about it,here's the advise from Cisco Systems,Inc.

  "Be aware that the fastest speeds might not work if your cable is too long, and that speeds faster than 148,000 bits per second are too fast for EIA/TIA-232 signaling. It is recommended that you only use the synchronous serial EIA/TIA-232 signal at speeds up to 64,000 bits per second. To permit a faster speed, use EIA/TIA-449 or V.35."

  And more info for you below:

  Desired clock rate in bits per second: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 56000, 64000, 72000, 125000, 148000, 250000, 500000, 800000, 1000000, 1300000, 2000000, 4000000, or 8000000.

For the synchronous serial port adapters (PA-8T-V35, PA-8T-X21, PA-8T-232, and PA-4T+), a nonstandard clock rate can be used. You can enter any value from 300 to 8000000 bps. The clock rate you enter is rounded (adjusted), if necessary, to the nearest value your hardware can support except for the following standard rates: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400, 19200, 28800, 38400, 56000, 64000, 128000, or 2015232.

The default is no clock rate configured.