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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ethernet not working [closed]

i wanted to know how do i setup an ethernet connection on a laptop,my isp gave me a telephone like cable which fits the ethernet port. i guess its the ethernet cable. when i connect it, nothing ...
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connect cat5e and telephone wire 22/4c

I need help. I'm not really good at networking. I have this telephone line that's connected to my router. It's a 22/4c as it is labeled on the wire. Now my pet hamsters escaped and was chewing off the ...
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Searching for a splitter cable: TRRS female to 2x TRRS male [closed]

I want to connect a mobile phone and a laptop to one headset. So I'm looking for a cable that let's me connect my headset (TRRS connection) to 2 devices that also have TRRS connectors. I haven't ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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Using the same cable for HDD and SSD

I would like to know if is it possible (compatible) to use the same cable of a 3.5" HDD for a 2.5" SSD, or in other words, just swap one for another?
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Software implementation of network tester

I'm currently trying to find if there's a way to do network cable testing (drops) software wise. I know that the cable can be in 4 states : 1) working 2)slightly damaged 3 )damaged 4)unplugged. ...
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472 views

UPS: Do i require a special extension cord for power in?

I have a couple of Tripplite UPS systems. The power in cables are bright orange and about 2 meters in length. I want to put the system on the other side of the room but for some reason the UPS keep ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link up to 2560 * 1600

I have a ThinkPad T530 with Mini DP++ and NVS 5400M, which are said to support 2560 * 1600 resolution. The display is Dell 3007WFP, which also supports 2560 * 1600. But, I have never seen any cables ...
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Whats the best cleaning solution for cables? [closed]

I was doing some "spring" cleaning of my computer area and noticed various computer cables have a variety of grime on them. I grabbed some Windex and started rubbing them down, but then started ...
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Does a cable / adaptor for my needs exist? (photos)

I recently bought a UPS, however, the only outlets take this sort of connector: But, the other end of the cables is like this (right): The thing is, I really need to connect it to a power bar, ...
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New CAT5 cable run is unstable - bad jacks? Bad cable?

This is a little project I'm doing at home. I wanted to wire two rooms together (basically, the router is one room, and the switch is in the second room). So I ran a CAT5 between the two rooms, and ...
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Wi-fi signal with keeping the internet cable

So the situation is that I have Ethernet cable which provides internet to my computer. Thing I want is to have wi-fi connection in my house and Ethernet cable (like I have before) to use for my PC. I ...
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What are the frequencies of current in computers' external peripheral cables and internal buses?

From Wikipedia, three different cases of current frequency are discussed along with the types of cables that are suitable for them: An Extra Ordinary electrical cables suffice to carry low ...
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247 views

Is there other usage of Comcast extension cable and splitter? [closed]

I have an unused Comcast high-speed internet self-install kit from 2006. It has two coils of extension cable, and a splitter, and some screws. The name of the cable is "extension cable" printed on ...
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What is “plain one to one cable”?

What is "plain one to one cable" in the following quote from Wikipedia: A DAS device can be shared between multiple computers, as long as it provides multiple interfaces (ports) that allow ...
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162 views

Can a leased line be wireless?

Is it necessary for a leased line to be a physical line or it can be wireless?
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295 views

HD camera through hdmi for Skype

I have a Panasonic hd-sd90 camera and hdmi mini to big cable. How can I configure video source from hdmi for skype? Thanks!
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Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?

I want to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer to an ethernet adapter. I know they make USB Type A to ethernet adapters. But I don't see USB Type B to ethernet adapters. USB Type B is ...
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Linksys E3000 slow local speed on 1Gb/s Cat5e cable

Here is the hardware I am using: Linksys E3000 router with Firmware version 1.0.04 Computer A with Windows OS 7 installed which is connected to router with 1Gb/s Cat5e cable. Computer B with Windows ...
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What kind of cable is suitable for ultrabooks?

I have bought a Ultrabook and found that normal cables for LAN are not suitable for it. There is a slot which seems to be for cables, but the height is too low. What is the slot? What kind of cable ...
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Can a broken ethernet cable give link but no ip?

I'm just wondering what the structure is here. Can an ethernet cable give link and seemingly work fine, but cause problems with DHCP traffic between two nodes? One part of me is thinking that link ...
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363 views

Can a crossover cable be used as a patch cable?

Can I connect a Netgear DGND3300 10/100 modem/router, via a crossover cable, to either a Gigabyte M61PME-S2 containing an nForce 10/100 chip or an Asrock P67 Extreme4 with Gigabit Ethernet, with the ...
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Can I safely connect the power-only-end of a USB-Y cable to an other power source?

If the host computer for an USB device doesn't provide enough power for a device which has no dedicated power port, can I connect the power-only-plug of a Y-USB-cable to an other computer, an ...
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internet speed ridiculously slow

Back in febuary I subscribed to shaw 500KB/s cable internet, bundled with phone and TV. The guy came and installed everything all fine, and then when I went and tried it, it was significantly slower ...
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HDMI doesn't work on Acer Aspire R3600 [closed]

My HDMI cable won't connect when I plug one end into the HDMI slot on the Acer Aspire R3600 and the other into a Samsung DVD player. What could be causing this? Is there anything else I should be ...
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Is there any reason to buy a more expensive cable modem? [closed]

I recently went shopping for a cable modem. I noticed there was the basic (~$50) model and the more expensive (~$100) model. The more expensive model said it could demodulate up to many 100s of ...
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What is the best way to keep a VGA cable plugged into a laptop

I am looking for the best way to keep a VGA cable plugged into a laptop for an extended period of time. The laptop doesn't have the female end threads like you may see on a video card. Between the VGA ...
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What kind of power cable is this and what is it used for?

I was digging through some cables and came across this weird looking one. Not sure what it is for and what kind of plug it even uses. Searched online but couldn't find anything that pointed me in the ...
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can a bad cable break serial port

I had a really strange experience last week, I am not quite sure if this is the right place to ask it, I decided to give it a go. One of the technicians in my company was preparing some serial cables ...
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50m cat5 cable not being detected

I have a 150m roll of cat5 cable. I created a 2m and a 5m and both worked no problem from a pc to a router. I placed a 50m cable and tested it with a cable tester and it said it was perfectly fine. ...
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PSU Connectors won't fit

I just bought a new PSU to replace one that blew up a few weeks ago. Everything went fine except that none of the 4 detachable SATA and Peripheral cables that came with the supply will connect to it. ...
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Is there a specific name for this type of connector cable? [closed]

Any one know the name of connector cable in the picture? Are there any standards by which cables are named? It is an Internal bluetooth module (BCM92046) found in my acer 5740G laptop.That cable got ...
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Windows 7 Cable Connection Rehabilitation

I recently switched the operating system of my laptop from Windows XP to Windows 7. My web-connection is such that I need to identify everytime before connecting. Since there is no automatic ...
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HDMI cable interference

I have been having an interference problem with a short (1.5m) run of HDMI cable between my laptop and screen for quite some time. My setup is as follows: I live in a university residence and my ...
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What do I need to put inbetween 2 f connectors to extend it?

I asked a question for the cable and could only find this: ...
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How are advertised internet speeds calculated? [closed]

I've always found that the real speed of internet service never comes close to what is advertised. For example, I'm currently using the basic plan from Time Warner Cable in North Carolina, which ...
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What is the name of this cable that goes into a modem?

I have bought cable internet from teksavvy and the modem arrived however the cable that comes out of the wall and goes into the modem where it's labelled "Cable", is very short. What's the name of ...
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What DVI splitter cable do I need?

I have a Dell Precision T5400, with a single graphics output port. In the box came a splitter to split it to two standard monitor cables. I have two monitors with DVI inputs, so I'd rather use those, ...
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Is there any benefit of using HDMI over DVI?

I recently bought a Mac mini. It comes with an HDMI to DVI adapter. I bought a LG monitor that has an HDMI port. My concern is: Is there any improvement when I connect the Mac Mini to the monitor ...
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Why isn't my phone charging with some micro usb cables? [closed]

I ordered 3 microUSB cables over ebay. My phone was at about 50% battery and I wanted to use it as a hot spot for some browsing on my laptop, so I plugged it in, a charging icon appeared on the ...
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How to connect a female connector to HDMI Cable?

** Description : ** I am trying to connect a Legrand Wall Socket female connector to a HDMI Cable. How ever we will have to cut the HDMI Cable and connect it as that socket has a pin outs on which we ...
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How do I identify a compatible power adapter for my hard drive?

I just got this hard drive back but the cables have been lost. Getting the right USB cable is easy enough, but how can I be sure that I'm getting a power adapter that works with it? It says 12V/2A ...
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104 views

USB cable for certain device? [closed]

I have a device (camera) which needs 8-pin USB cable. I looked with Google and found "8-pin USB cable for camera xxxx model xxxx". Do I need to buy this certain cable? Or is any 8-pin USB cable fine? ...
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How should my CAT6e cable be terminated? No pairs?

I have just bought 60 meters of CAT6e cables, sold as "4 pair UTP RJ45". I have looked at various videos on Youtube but I cannot determine the correct wiring. all the colors of the cable I saw there ...
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DSL vs Cable latency

currently I have a 10Mbps DSL line and I'm thinking to switch to a cable since they got 100Mbps for a little less than double the price I'm paying for 10Mbps. In other words the cable company is ...
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Specific reason to use the shorter default cable between the router and the modem?

In my newly purchased router; I received a cable which is supposed to connect the modem and the router. Thanks. But my router is going to be placed in another room, about 20-cable-meters away, while ...
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Is USB extender/repeater needed for more than 16 ft cable to simply charge an iPad?

The power outlet where I charge my iPad is more than 16 ft away. I noticed there are two type of USB extension you can get, a regular one and a repeater/extender. Do I need a repeater/extender if I am ...
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What exactly is this lug for on a SATA cable?

On this SATA cable, for what is the lug on the one plug? I think the "lock" (that the physical connection is more stable) is managed by the silver metal. But the lug? I haven't any idea for what this ...
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What types of Ethernet cables are there?

There seems to be various type of Ethernet cable: Category 3, 4, 5, 5e UTP cable, Ethernet over twisted pair, RJ45, 100Base-Tx. I cannot tell the difference among these ethernet cable, and I do not ...
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How could I identify the usable Cat-5 pairs in this mess of torn-out wiring?

When the previous occupants vacated my new lab space they did a number on the Cat-5 wiring that had previously been installed. The baseboard jacks at the other end of this mess appear to be okay, ...