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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3–RCA-to-USB Cable?

Does anyone know what these RCA-to-USB cables are/do? There doesn’t seem to be any electronics in the cable like an EasyCap, so I can only assume that the RCA connectors are directly connected to the ...
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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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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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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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Wireless vs. Wired: which is faster?

I have the option of hooking up my machines to the internet either wirelessly or via ethernet cable (wired). I'm curious as to which is faster; the approximate wireless signal strength (average) is ...
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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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Heavy static with specific laptop + speaker combo

I just got a new ASUS laptop. Plugging it into a friend's stereo with a 3.5mm->RCA adapter, I got constant bursts of static drowning out the sound whenever it got a little bit of bass in it--say, an ...
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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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Audio cable “joiner”? [duplicate]

Is there something available that will enable one pair of headphones to get input from two or more sources? If yes, what is it called (so I can search for it on New Egg and the like)? I'd really ...
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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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What is this external hard drive enclosure cable?

I recently found an old external hard drive enclosure that has no branding or serial numbers to look up. The only cable aside from the power cable attached to it is this. Does anyone know what type of ...
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Cable Modem connect to Netgear N300 Wireless Router and adsl Modem

I have a Netgear N 300 Wireless Router that is also a DSL Modem... I want to Go to a Cable Internet Provider. Can I plug the Cable Modem into the N 300 Router and continue to use it as a Wirless ...
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Length limit for HDMI cables [closed]

The idea is to build a server and run virtual operating systems compatible with touch screen monitors. Server in one location with four displays in different rooms. The idea is to only have the ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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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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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 ...