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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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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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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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? [closed]

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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Unknown monitor replacement cable

I am trying to repair a LG W2452V monitor that I had lying around. It seems I am missing the cable going from the main board to the headphone-jack/control buttons boards. The connectors look like the ...
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DSL vs Cable internet?

So I am not quite sure of the differences. I have read that DSL is fed into the home via the phone line, and cable is, of course, through the cable jacks. I currently have a 30Mbps cable connection ...
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Identify this USB cable

I need some help identifying a cable that I found in my house. I hope this is the right place to ask it. It said computer hardware, so a cable would count right? Anyway, I took a couple of pictures ...
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Connection of computer to monitor

I have at home 2 computers and 2 monitor screens. I'd like the newer computer to be connected to the newer screen, and the older computer to the older one. However, the older screen does not seem to ...
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Seagate Expansion power cable

I have a seagate expansion hard drive, the previous version. I lost my power cable. I'm from Sweden, and I can't find it (unless I ship it for $50). Maybe I can find the correct name of the power ...
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Long USB cable device not recognised

Hello i have a cable which have 4 cables inside. I attached a female USB port o the one side and the other is connected to my PC. The problem is that the cable is more than 5 meters and my PC does not ...
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One way high ping when directly connecting two devices

i have just made crossover cable, and connected my desktop computer with laptop to test it, but i am experiencing high ping on laptop > desktop desktop 10.10.10.1, laptop 10.10.10.2 pinging laptop ...
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Ethernet cables dying quickly

We have to regular replace ethernet cables. A few have said its because we are close to the ocean. We about about 2 miles form the ocean. Is this true and if so can we do anything about it.
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DVI-D SingleLink / DVI-D DualLink

I have a 2x 21in. dell 2005 FPW with a Single Link DVI-D. I have a EVGA GTX 760 SC with Dual Dual Link DVI-D / DVI-I. Can I use A Dual Link DVI-D cable on both. So in the future i dont have to buy ...
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Internet is slow on WIFI but fast with net cable

I have Windows 7. When I plug in the network cable the internet works fast, but when I use WiFi it's extremely slow. Please help me fix this problem and also mention if the problem is with my WiFi ...
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What kind of PCI card does this cable fit

I recently purchased a microscope camera which came with the camera body (an Olympus DP71) and this cable connector: I need a PCI card that fits it, but I have no idea what kind of connecter this ...
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There's a stray current flowing from my monitor through the VGA cable to the PC. Is this safe?

I have two monitors in my machine. One is an old LCS samsung monitor. Recently, I started to hear a small hum in my speakers (subwoofer) and replaced them. The new one also got the issues then I found ...
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Identifying a Specific Cable [closed]

I've recently discovered an old mobile phone that I would like to power up, however, it is lacking in a charger. I was wondering if you could help me identify the type of cable I would need to use to ...
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Connecting additional devices using the cable between modem and router

The network infrastructure in my parents' house is rather inconvenient. The modem is in the basement and the wireless router is in the attic. The only device connected via cable is my HTPC in the ...
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What 10m USB extension cable can I use for a USB display?

The Lenovo LT1421 is a 14 inch monitor that can be connected using a USB B mini to USB A cable. It is shipped with a 1.8 meter cable which is too short for my purpose. USB is limited to 5 meter, but ...
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Does cable tester have limit on cable length?

I am moving to a house which has in-home wired network. The network runs like this, TV cable from outside comes to family room, I am supposed to connect cable modem and router at family room. There ...
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Floppy Drive 34 pin Cable 'Missing Pin' is in a different position to the missing pin on Motherboard - Can't Connect

I'm trying to connect a floppy drive from an old computer into a newer (but still 'old') computer. I've come across a problem in that the 34 pin cable I have has 1 pin missing which is second pin ...
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LAN not working

I have a HP Desktop computer, its like the LAN is not working but if i try to connect another desktop on the same LAN cable its working. All the drivers are installed and its picking up the LAN cable ...
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Am I using an incorrect USB cable with my external HD?

I recently had to replace the caddy for my external HD. I was successfully using a 5m USB mini to USB A cable to transfer data between the HD and my laptop (Win 7 64). The new caddy has a USB A ...
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UTP Cat-6 low speeds

I've got a UTP Cat-6 ethernet installation with a Linux server in one end, my PC in the other and three gigabit switches in between. Recently I changed the cable from a normal Cat-5 to an UTP Cat-6, ...
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Laptop With Wonky Charging Port

I have a laptop I purchased about 2 years ago which has an issue concerning the port where you plug in the AC adapter. Through normal use, it suddenly noticed this issue where you cannot get the ...
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VGA Cable driving me bonkersmental

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lower or prevent VGA cable interference? I have a PC with a HD 7850 OC 2gb linked to a 1080p VGA only monitor. The display always has fluctuating ...
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Triple-ended USB cables

I was reorganizing my desks and found two different triple-ended USB cables. I don't know their origin or purpose. I have never seen triple-ended USB cables before. What are they used for?
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Is there a difference between LAN cable connecting two PCs and one connecting a PC to a router?

I went to a computer store to buy a LAN(Ethernet) cable and they asked me whether I want to connect two PCs or a PC to a router. I used to do both using same cable and it worked for me till I lost the ...
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Watch TV on computer through cable input

I have a DANY USB TV BOX U-1050 (please see attached picture). And, I have a normal TV aerial cable (For a lack of a better term, don't know the jargon) See attached picture. How do I get this ...