In electronics, a cable is 1 or more wires (fibers) bound together and running parallel to each other such that larger amounts of data/current can be transmitted at faster speeds than would be accomplished with a lower amount of wires. A cable can refer to an audio, visual, data, electrical or any ...

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Phone line not working when plugged directly into rj45 patch panel unless I use a patch cable. Why does it only work with the patch cable? [on hold]

I have an issue with analog fax line not working when plugged directly into rj45 patch panel. edit: The fax line is a POTS line, meaning it's a copper line from the phone company The setup is this: ...
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is my ethernet cable color placement wrong?

so i have my internet from my neighbor for free (thank you kind neighbor :D )... he changed the cable with new one yesterday but i needed another cable for another computer so i did it myself... so i ...
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How does my cable internet connection connect to the ISP? [closed]

Say I have comcast internet. I connect a modem to a coaxial wire that is connected to the wall. where does it go after that? does my coaxial cable combine with other users' coaxial before heading to a ...
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What is a CA21A cable?

What does CA stand for? Why is it numbered 21? Who standardized it? The abbreviation is used by Cisco for a cable called RJ-21X/CA21A that is used to connect an RJ-21 port on a voice gateway to a ...
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Do I really have a telephone-only cord connected to my RJ-45 jack?

I recently purchased an end table that comes two electrical outlets and an RJ-45 jack. The RJ-45 jack came wired with a cable I am having trouble identifying. The markings say E170689 AWM STYLE ...
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What is this cable? (DVI/VGA/USB)

I can't seem to find any information about this cable which can be seen all over eBay. Apparently it looks like a VGA to DVI cable, but I don't get why there also is a USB cable connected to it. Can ...
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Damit, what connectors do I need for Cat 7 cable?

I have a lot of Cat 7 shielded cable and I want to make sure I am using the most advantageous connectors to get the most out of the cable since I now have a top of the line D-Link switch that supports ...
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Virtual Audio Cable and skype

I need a way to send computer sound AND microphone sound through Skype. I have had a set up in the past that involved using Virtual Audio Cable and like 3 or 4 instances of its repeaters, but I have ...
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Can router bottleneck LAN traffic over Ethernet?

Say I have a 100mb router and I'm using cat 6 cables connecting 2 PCs to the router, will I be able to achieve 1gb transfers between the 2 PC's via the network or will it only get upto 100mb?
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Change resolution and nothing works now

I changed in a game my resolution and monitor turned to black saying "change your resolution in 1900x1200", when restart pc it keeps saying the same thing from very start (i mean i can't see nothing ...
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USB 3.0 port as 20v power supply [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get the stated 20V 5A out of an USB 3.0 port to power an amplifier. Found power supplies but no easy USB 3.0 cable to DC power jack/connector (20V). Does it exist either or ...
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Only Pin 5 working on multiple Cat5E cables

I have CAT5e cable running through my home for landline, and I'm repurposing it for internet. I terminated the ends of each cable with a RJ45 punch down keystone. I then tested it with a network ...
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SCSI termination with external device (removing internal one)

I have SCSI adapter Adaptec ASC-29320ALP U320 (rev 10): http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/29320alp_ig.pdf For years I have been using with internal LTO-2 tape drive with a ...
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No signal on network cable

I have two cat6 cables running through the house. On one side, the tech guy from my internet provider clipped cat5 jacks on the cable. On the other side I'm trying to install some wall socket. I ...
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Play cable TV server content from PC

I am renting this DLNA-enabled set-top box from my cable TV provider. This documentation mentions it is able to stream TV content to my PC (sorry, only available in Japanese, search "...
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Is having the same part number enough for the LCD cable to be compatible?

Laptop I've got is Acer 5551-a. I need to replace the LCD cable, it appears to be broken in one place, screen displays distortions but stops displaying them if one bent part of the cable is moved. I ...
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SCSI-II to SCSI-III (and viceversa) compatibility

I need to connect a MezIO-D220 card to an external device (i.e. U2901A Terminator board), but I'm not sure about the compatibility of SCSI connections. The card has a SCSI-II HD68P female port, but I ...
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What is this TRRS jack which appears longer than the standard jack?

I recently purchased an USB thermometer. The USB device has a 3.5mm connector to receive the corresponding cable which has a 3.5mm jack on one end, and an actual temperature sensor on the other end. ...
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Weird network dropouts occur repeatedly on Windows 8.1 (Intel NUC)

I am using an Intel NUC mini PC here. It is running Windows 8.1 x64 and is used as a media center and communication PC. I want to also use it to access my media accross the internet using JRiver MC ...
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Can I safely put a PCI-E 6+2 cable into a 12v4 slot on Enermax 1000W PSU?

I have an Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W PSU. It came with a total of 6 PCI-E 6+2 cables. (and some other cables, but that's the one I need information about) The red 12v4 slot, which appears to be ...
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Alternatives to the V35 interface

I am trying to find an alternative for the legacy cables I am using. I currently have a Cisco router connected to a DL 600 E (Multiplexer). On the Cisco router there is a serial port. On the ...
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How do i connect to vga monitors to a hdmi laptop [closed]

I want to connect my two monitors that have vga to my laptop that has hdmi but im no sure what cables to buy, im really confused about what cables to buy. I was thinking buying a vga to hdmi and ...
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Ethernet cable stuck in laptop [duplicate]

An ethernet cable is stuck in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo G50 and its Ethernet port is compact and sort of expands when you push the cable in. The cable is thinner and narrower than most, but ...
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Cat 5e wired backwards

I realized after a day I crimped all my cat 5e backwards. Best way to explain what i did, I pushed the wire combination into the connector upside down. So instead of orange to brown, its brown to ...
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How to extend the DC part of my laptop power cable without experiencing voltage problems?

I use my laptop for extended periods on the mains in two different rooms of the house, and for ease of use I keep a separate power cable in each room. In one of the rooms I need to extend this cable. ...
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Is there a difference between using a Cat 6 wall jack vs using a female-to-female connector?

I am running new Cat 6 cable from my router to my office so I can get my computer hardwired instead of using Wi-Fi. When looking at what I need to get to connect the cable to a wall plate, I’m seeing ...
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How to build a LVDS cable

I bought the t.vst59.031 lcd controler board to use it on an used laptop screen. The problem is that this board doesn't come with the LVDS cable. I have the LVDS cable from the laptop but the pins ...
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Why do similar devices use a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through cable?

Why do similar devices use a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through cable?
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Why is USB extension distance so limited? [duplicate]

The known acceptable range for (for example) an ethernet networking cable before any kind of noticable drop in speed or latency appears is a whole 100 meters for standard class cat5e, cat6 and cat6e ...
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Do faster ethernet connections require a different cable?

I have a 100mbps ethernet connection setup right now, I was thinking about upgrading, my computers all seem to have gigabit capable network cards in them, my modem/router has one gigabit ethernet port ...
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What is this cable connector? [closed]

Somewhere I've found a cable looking as this: Its opposite end looks exactly the same. The cable is thick, so I think it supports also strong current. In the IT, similar cables are belonging ...
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If I de-soldered a sata male connector off of a motherboard would the board remain functional?

I have an old motherboard that I might use in the future but for a little diy, I was thinking about removing one of the male connectors and soldering it onto a spare sata cable to hook up old hard ...
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How to prevent cables from getting tangled in the wheels of a rolling rack?

I currently have at home an 42U server cabinet (which I am very happy with ;) ). Since those things are really big, its current location is not that optimal, but it works. It stands against the wall, ...
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Issue with router connected to computer with homemade cables

I have my router in one room and a computer in another room I have then tried to make a "permanent cable between the rooms using 2 of these Goobay http://www.pc-lager.dk/vare-oversigt.php?varenummer=...
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How to test my Cat6 cable?

I've crimped my first RJ45 connector onto a Cat6 network cable and it seems to work fine (yey Internet). Now I wonder, how to test the cable thoroughly, i.e., how to test whether it is able to reach ...
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STP Cat6 & unshielded keystone jacks / patch panel

First, I am embarrassed that I am asking this... but I have no networking experience at all hehe ... I have got some networking stuff from Monoprice including a spool of cat6 STP (solid 23awg) and I ...
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Android tablet micro usb port = usb devices + connection to PC possible?

I am developping an app on tablets that dialogs with usb devices. My tablet only has a micro USB port. I use that port to connect the usb devices. My question is : is it possible to have a cable that ...
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How to test an optical cable?

So I want to connect my PC to an amplifier using a TOSLINK cable. The sad thing is, that it simply doesn't work, no sound. I have only one optical cable, and i can't test it on another device. When i ...
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Do long gigabit (CAT6) cables easily break? [closed]

I had this 30m gigabit cable which registered as a gigabit connection via my router. I noticed recently that it's now a 100 mbps connection. I tried short gigabit cables for testing and they all ...
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Reuse Asus Netbook webcam on PC USB Port

i try to use the webcam of my old 1101HA EEEPC from Asus with the intention of connecting it up to a computer via USB. I just can`t find the right cablecolors for this specific board. Supposedly this ...
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Internal hard drive with data cable connected but power cable disconnected

Is it OK to leave an internal hard drive's data cable connected to the computer motherboard but disconnect the power cable? Or will this damage the hard drive and/or the motherboard? I've got a ...
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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter [closed]

I have to connect my laptop to a projector with VGA input port. Would it be better if I get a USB-to-VGA adapter or should I get a HDMI-to-VGA adapter? Which would give me better quality and why? The ...
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Which cable will work with my headset? [closed]

Today my audio/mic splitter cable broke, and I'm looking to buy a new one, however I'm scared I'm going to buy the wrong one. The headset description for the cable is the following: 3.5mm 4 Pole ...
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Will gravity affect cables cables hanging from my computer?

My laptop is raised on on a box, and the USB, power and HDMI cables stick out horizontally and then fall to the desk. The USB cables in particular do seem to be coming out of the socket at an ...
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Does a DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable add any latency to my monitor?

So I bought the following DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable. I was wondering whether using these cables introduces any real latency to the signal from my video card to my monitor? ...
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Can VGA port display SVGA, HDTV, WHUXGA?

I am confused with VGA port, and the cables. Since the VGA resolution is "640 x 480" and there's a VGA, SVGA cables in market. Would I need a QXGA or WHUXGA ports to be able to display those ...
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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...
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Which way do the wires go in an ethernet cable?

I have already asked this about USB, which is "Which way do the white and green wires go on a USB cable" or something like that. I got the answer "The signals go both ways". I have the same question ...
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How can heat affect stored cables?

I am considering moving my copious cables out into my shed. I live in a hot climate though (up to 46°C/113°F in summer). The shed is completely uninsulated, so it gets a lot hotter when in direct sun. ...
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connecting an RFID reader per TCP/IP

We are trying to connect an RFID reader per TCP/IP to our network. The RFID reader in question is the CN56X0B-X-XX series from Civintec. Device manual: CN56X0B Access Control Door Reader User Manual ...