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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Can cables affect Wlan connection?

Do different cables (One coax, 5-6 power cables, one HDMI, two Ethernet CAT 5e) effect a WLAN signal? Im asking because my wlan throughput rate is jumping between a poor signal and optimum, where the ...
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Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
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Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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eSATA and SATA III

I currently have a SATA to eSATA adapter on a system with SATA II, but I'm going to be upgrading to a system with SATA III ports on the motherboard. What I'm wondering is, if I connect the same ...
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USB cable for smart TV

Can I use a USB cable to connect my laptop to a Panasonic smart TV? The cable would need to be about 15 feet long.
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will any usb extension cord work with usb3? [duplicate]

I know that with 1gbit ethernet 100mbit ethernet cables won't work. You have to use cables designed for 1gbit. What about with USB3? If I have a ten year old USB extension cable (ie. one that was ...
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Is there a SATA cable which can connect to multiple disks?

I have a motherboard with just few SATA slots but have to put quite few hard disks in the box, so naturally I easily ran out of free slots. I wonder if there are forked cables (I have no idea what ...
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Ethernet cable too long?

I have an Ethernet cable running from a Huawei ADSL router to a computer> The total length is 61 meters (200 ft). When connected to the computer, a cycle of identifying, disconnected, identifying, ...
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What could be the causes of DNS Client Event error in windows log?

Long story short(and most likely the cause). Recently had work done on my cable in front of my house, and they screwed it up several times. for about a week, looked like i could stop complaining to ...
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Is there any reason to purchase a cable modem with a faster speed than your internet connection?

My cable provider allows you to purchase and use your own cable modem, from a list of approved ones. Some of them, e.g. the Motorola SB6141, are rated at a speed much faster than any of the internet ...
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Can I connect a 3.5" HDD to a laptop using USB 2.0?

Is there any risk to either the hard drive or the laptop if I connect them together using a USB 2.0 to SATA IDE cable? Is there any risk in creating a back-up of the laptop, on the 3.5" SATA HDD with ...
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Cisco WRVS440N Keeps restarting randomly

I have a Cisco WRVS440N Router, it keeps restarting at random intervals usually we can get by for most of the day before it happens. The logs were not enabled so I have no data to work with until it ...
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Chaining video adapters (DVI-to-VGA-to-Composite)

I'm working on hooking up output from an old laptop to our TV. I'd like to use Composite input (L/R/Video), but I'm having a hard time finding a DVI-to-Composite video cable. Can I use a ...
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How do I fix the cable connector to my laptop(horixontal/vertical lines)?

I have an Alienware m14x and have gotten vertical and horizontal lines all over the screen. In the past I was able to twist, bend, and push in certain spots on the screen to fix it (mostly). Now its ...
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What type of cable do I need to connect to this storage box

I have this Hitachi Storage box (Hitachi DF600-RKAJAT Hard Drive Array): It has fiber drives, and I have a Fiber channel card like this: How can I join them?
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maximum highspeed hdmi cable length per standard

I ordered a 10m HDMI cable which was labelled "highspeed" and got a cable with the "standard" label. When asking the store, they told me, that HDMI cables, which are longer than 7.5m can't be ...
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Possible short circuit after plugging a wrong cable?

So basically,I switched the power cable that goes in the monitor with the power cable that goes to my PC box since they look the same. My PC worked like that for 1 hour, untill I realized I messed up. ...
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Compatible wire cable for laptop screen [closed]

While trying to replace my laptop screen, I have damaged the wire cable connecting the screen to the motherboard. Consequently, I am trying to find and buy a new cable to replace the damaged one. I ...
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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...
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Can a Type A to Type A USB Cable Really be USB 2.0 Only?

I've been looking at USB extension cables recently (type A male to type A female), however I've been surprised by the number of cables describing themselves as USB 2.0 or even USB 2.0 only. However, ...
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Touchpad response badly when connecting monitor

When I connect my laptop to a monitor through the HDMI connection, I have a hard time controlling the mouse using the touchpad. I'll try to explain as best as I can: The touchpad works perfectly ...
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Purpose of this IDE cable's attachment box? Is it safe to remove it?

I've got an IDE (PATA) cable which has a small black box attached to it via cable: The box features a set of Molex power connectors and a small connector labeled H.D.D. LED, just like those which ...
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Is it better to run voice, data and tv cables in separate conduit?

I'm hoping to run new phone, ethernet and coax cables. As it turns out, I'll also be running 3 conduit runs from the distribution point to the attic. Is there a significant benefit to running the ...
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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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Slow CAT5e speeds

Local cable installed a 120 foot cat5e cable from our router to our smart TV, but there was no connection, so I decided to terminate the cable again myself. I bought a crimper and some rj45 ...
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Free official documentation for cables and models? [closed]

I've been looking through the ISO and IEEE sites for official documentation on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, TCP, and a range of cable standards (5/5e/6). However, other than on the ...
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Bent interior monitor cable — do I need a replacement?

I have a Windows 8 Toshiba laptop. The monitor screen needs to be replaced, so I got a new replacement. I just needed to plug in the only wire it hooks to in the top half of the laptop, but when I ...
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JST connector — want to buy, but don't know what/where to ask for one [closed]

I need an JST connector(with cable) to fix my laptop because the old one is melted, this connect the speakers to the motherboard. Mine looks like the same as in this question : Laptop speaker cord ...
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Is this data cable able to charge a device?

Is this data cable able to charge a mobile phone device? http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Data-cable-Samsung-SGH-E250/dp/B002TK0K68 (Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker - does Power supply via USB ...
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The locking clip/tab on my Ethernet cable's plug is broken. How can I fix it?

I have a 10 meter long Ethernet cable. One plug has the little locking clip missing, just like missing the part in red ellipse in the following picture. How can I fix it? Is this something I ...
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I want to use a Zyxel P-600 (ADSL) with a cable modem

I have a Zyxel P-600 router come DSL modem, however, I have a cable connection and a cable modem. I've used the cable modem to connect to the Zyxel router on port 1 of the router and I'm able to ...
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Problems with certain resolutions with long DVI cables

I'm trying to setup my dual-monitor home computer to work with 2x 10 meter DVI cables, but having some trouble seemingly because the cables are too long. The cables are identical, 10m single-link ...
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Ping packet loss 100

I'm using a laptop in a dormitory and I was trying to go to a website, but it only shows texts and white background. When I check another website about the same thing happens, no pics just texts and ...
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What sort of cable is this?

I have no idea what this cable is. I have searched high and low looking for the name for about three weeks. Sorry about the pictures; I'm no photographer. Before anyone asks: No. I would imagine ...
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what kind of video cable is this? please identify

My video cable is busted, can some body tell me what kind of video cable is this? Please identify my video cable. Btw, my monitor is samsung synch master p2270.
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Crimping CAT6 cables results in lower bandwidth than expected

I'm trying to make my own CAT6 cables, because I need specific lengths. I've managed to create 2 "working" patch cables, but when I hook them up to my cable modem, both of them take a fairly long ...
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USB 3.0 MicroB cable possibly causing failures

I have a Seagate 1TB Backup Plus drive that came with a 5in USB MicroB cable and have had it for less than a month. I purchased a longer cable, 6ft, and then tried to encrypt the drive with TrueCrypt. ...
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Sticking Cat6 Cable With Hot Melt Glue Gun

I'm installing new network cables in my house and at some points I have to fix them on door or wall corners. Can I use hot melt stick gun? Could that momentary heat be harmful to cable? I'm using ...
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Laptop not connecting through ethernet cable

My Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7 is not connecting with my ethernet cable. Wireless does still work. The laptop does not connect through an ethernet cable at ...
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In vs Out ethernet jack on UPS

On my Cyber Power 825 AVR UPS it has two ethernet connections: one labeled in and the other labeled out. What's the difference?
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Will a cable HDMI to M1-DA work?

My laptop (Dell XPS l502x) has only HDMI. And a couple of days ago I bought an used projector, without cables. It was said it accept DVI, so before it arrive I bought an HDMI to DVI cable, but when it ...
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Why do some RJ45 plugs have the lock release clip under a rubber cover?

Some RJ45 plugs have an exposed lock release clip, like this: However, others place the release clip under a rubber cover, like this: I find that the rubber cover is almost never anything but a ...
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Internet Constantly Disconnects (Skype works, browers do not)

My internet connection seems very unstable. I'm on cable, and for my internet just keeps going down for no reason. Sometimes: Everything goes down Browers just stop working but skype works I ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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What types of SCSI connectors are these?

I was given an old server and old storage array, and told that they go together. My boss wants me to gain access and migrate all the old data to our current file server. Knowing basically zilch about ...
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Can I use CAT5e jacks with CAT6 cable?

I was wondering if I can use a CAT5e keystone jack with CAT6 cable. I am refering to the parts that terminate a cable where it comes out of the wall. I want to run a 30 ft length of CAT6 but all I ...
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For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
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Serial cable gender

What is the gender standard of a serial connection? Seems that all computer's serial ports are male, but it is ambiguous the peripheral gender... I see printers with female DB9 connectort and also ...
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Lenovo B575 Display Not Working - LCD Cable and Display Have Been Changed

I am having a problem with the display on a Lenovo B575. When the computer is powered on, the display is black, no signs of color. It works without a problem when connected to an HDMI monitor. I ...