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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my internet gets slower over time, i get error messages,

i have cable internet, and i use a splitter to separate the cables from my tv. my internet, which has been working fine until the past few days. now it starts off fine in internet explorer, but it ...
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How to connect two sets of mic/speakers to one computer?

On our conference table, we plan to attach some data ports including two sets of 3.5mm audio ports. Each set will have a 3.5mm audio port - one for speakers and one for microphone. So there are two ...
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Does laptop model matter in LCD Screen cable? [closed]

OK, the situation is this. I have two different laptops (different brands), and both of them have the same screen size. Also the LCD screen cable is the same physically, I've tried to plug the LCD ...
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Not sure what this DVI-like port on my PC is

I have a re-manufactured HP Compaq dc7700p Small Form Factor running Windows XP (for some reason inside the Windows Vista Boot Manager, instead of the WinXP NTLDR). On the back of my PC, I have what ...
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How suitable might my loft/attic be to install a network router and switch?

I'm trying to plan a home network and am having difficulty deciding where to run cables and locate things like my patch panel, router and switch. I live in the UK in the Midlands, and my loft is ...
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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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Setting up a second monitor for HPE h8 1010

I have an HP HPE h8 1010 and am looking to set up a second monitor for it. It would be an older monitor whose only input is VGA. I am already using a DVI plug for my primary monitor so the only ...
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What computer cable is used for WD16001032 not power cord and where can I get one?

What computer cable cord is used for a Western Digital external hard drive model Wd16001032? Where can I purchase one?
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Possible for a modem to all of the sudden have degraded speed?

I'm on the phone with Charter (cable company) about how overnight my network speed went from 30 Mbps to 2 Mbps and this support person swears it's because my modem doesn't support 30 Mbps. I say ...
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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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Short USB cables not charging?

I find this a strange problem but I can't find anything online about it. Recently I purchased a few short USB cables (20-30cm), to use in my car's USB connector to charge my phone. Strangely an ...
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Media player, black and white picture on TV

I'm having trouble with my media box Maxell MMB E50 which I recently purchased. I connect it on my Sony Triniton via cable (yellow, red and white) and i tried to connect it via scart cable on tv, ...
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Why do video cables (DVI, VGA) still screw in? [closed]

I guess I could imagine that there was a time when accidentally disconnecting the monitor would have been catastrophic, though I don't see that being the case today. Is it just a legacy holdover that ...
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Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz get no signal

I have a few days ago received this monitor. Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz I am using it with a Gainward Nvidia GTX570 Phantom GPU via DisplayPort cabling. The trouble I am having is that the monitor ...
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Install wireless router with cable modem - need authentication server? [closed]

I've bought a wireless router which I'm installing with a Telstra BigPond cable modem for a friend. As part of the setup I've got to a screen requesting username / password / authentication server ...
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Cable service sharing and bandwidth

I own a two-unit house, main and a basement apartment that are completely separated. However, should I decide to share the cable service between the two units, it would be very easy to run rg6 as I ...
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Samsung monitor displays only “Check Signal Cable”

I suddenly got a 'Check Signal Cable' after turning on my monitor. It was working this morning I checked the vga cable. Inserted it to another monitor and it worked I have a Samsung S19A300B Radeon ...
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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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Strange USB cable behaviour, is something wrong with my computer?

Today I bought a micro USB cable for my Nokia Asha 311. It worked fine for some hours, but now the mobile shows as plugged in but it isn't. Now I can see this in my computer's settings: Can ...
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Cable Modem MAC Addresses

Does anyone know how many MAC addresses a cable modem can support? Does the DOCSIS 3 spec allow for more MAC addresses?
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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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Bought a new hdmi cable to connect my PC to my TV - no display detected

After I've connected the cable to both ends my nVidia control panel still doesn't recognize the 2nd display which is a Skyworth LCD with a perfectly fine regular HDMI input. I have the newest ...
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How To Plug In A PCI Express 2.0 x16 Card Into A x1 Extension Cable?

I bought some PCIe x1 extension cables off of ebay for a few bucks each. They came only ready to accept x1 sized cards. I drilled out one side of the extension cables to allow for a x4, x8 or x16 ...
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What is this cord called and how can I extend it?

I built a server recently, and the only hitch was that one of the cords running from my case to the motherboard was only just long enough. It is under strain, pulling at the connection point and ...
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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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Wifi antenna extension with F-connector/RG-6(RG-59) cable?

In an older house, the wire mesh in walls surrounding the furnace behave like a Faraday cage and block wifi signals. It is also difficult to lay new cable, however there is television cable to ...
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What kind of parallel cable is this?

I have an HP LaserJet 4600 and need to order a replacement cable for it. Here is a picture of the port on the printer and the cable is currently in use. I've never seen one of this style before. Can ...
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What Kenesis keyboard cable is this?

I have a broken Kenesis freestyle solo keyboard. The keyboard is separated into two as shown here: I cut the linking cable so I need a new one. Here is a picture of the cable: what type of cable ...
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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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DVI splitter not working as expected/confusion between DVI-D and -I

Hey guys, thanks for looking. I have an ATI FirePro™ V3700 in my desktop machine, and I have been running a dual-monitor setup quite effortlessly, thanks to the two DVI ports on the card. I came upon ...
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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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Access Home Network Server via External Address (DSL vs Cable)

For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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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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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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How can I get or make a USB to SATA-power cable?

I have a 2.5 inch SATA SSD that I want to power from an internal USB port. The SSD requires 5 volts, so I see this as being possible. I already have the data connection for the SSD, I just need to ...
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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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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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Can viruses be spread via VGA cables?

Are VGA cables too "dumb" to spread malware from one device to another device? Background: I'm giving a talk tomorrow, and the laptop I'm presenting on will be connected via VGA cable to another ...
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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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SATA Hard drive not detected after disconnecting it and connecting it again

HDD 1: Not working HDD 2: Working I accidentally disconnected the SATA to motherboard cable, with the power suply cable still attached (from HDD 1). It crashed my Ubuntu, and when I connected the ...
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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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Does eSATA require power source?

I got eSATA slot in my laptop (HP DV-7) + WD 1TB (The exact model: Caviar Green WD10EADS) What I want to know, it's if I need something else except from the eSATA cable. Does the eSATA cable provide ...
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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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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 ...