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trying to connect two patch cables


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#1 PaperJam

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:17 PM

I have a Motorola SBV5120 modem
{{{{Motorola SBV5120 VoIP Cable Modem - The next-generation Motorola SURFboard SBV5120 VoIP cable modem is based on the Motorola SURFboard SB5120 cable modem and Motorola's proven cable modem experience. By using industry-standard signaling protocols, the Motorola SBV5120 provides high speed internet access and telephone service over cable lines directly to a consumer's home.}}}}

and a cable that came with it
{{{{ETL Verified to TIA/EIA-568-B.2 Cat.5 UTP 24AWG 4Pairs Patch Cable}}}}

I need to connect that cable to another cable.

1.When I search for a Cat 5 patch cable (at a website that I won't name), all I get is Cat 5e cables is that the same thing
2.I know I need a F/F coupler but which one? Again when I search for a Cat 5 Coupler, I get a RJ45 / RJ45F couplers. Will that work?

Summing those 2 up: Can I connect my Cat 5 to a Cat 5e with a RJ45/ RJ45F

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

For all intents and purposes, CAT5 and CAT5e are the same
The "e" stands for ethernet
RJ45f - I believe the "F" is for female
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8P8C
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable
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