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Ethernet cables and networking

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#1 ethereal


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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:31 PM

What type of ethernet cable is used to connect to routers to share a broadband connection, and what are all the different types of ethernet cables. There IS more than one, right?

Edited by ethereal, 28 July 2005 - 08:50 PM.

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#2 milzee


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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:26 AM

The Current Versions Of Ethernet Cabeling Avaliable In Aussie Are CAT5 & CAT6. Any One Of These Cables Can Connect To A Computer Then To A Router/Modem/Switch/Hub.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:38 AM

Probably more than ya ever wanted to know about cableing LOL
http://www.homenethelp.com/network/ethernet.asp and

#4 gjb911169


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:28 PM

There are primarily levels Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6. It means the rate of supported speed over a specific distance. Cat 5/5e is the norm while Cat 6 is on the rise.

Edit: There are straight through and cross over cables. Straight through cables are your primary connections from your computer to hubs or switches. Crossovers are used to connect two hubs and can be used to connect two computers together if you do not have any networking gear.

Edited by gjb911169, 01 August 2005 - 05:42 AM.

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