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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my USB cable have an extra red plug?

My girlfriend just got a new ebook reader — a jetbook — that came with an unusual USB cable. One end is a regular USB mini B head, but the other end has two plugs. Both are USB non-mini ...
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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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15 Pin Serial Cable?

Stumbled across what appears to be a 15pin serial cable when cleaning out the equipment room today. I'm familiar with 25 pin and Any idea what these are commonly used for?
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How can I wire my case fans to be powered by my PSU and not motherboard?

My case fans are plugged into my motherboard and I have no more slots for fans. I read from a source on yahoo answers I should wire all my case fans to a molex 4 pin adapter--and plug that directly ...
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Relocate a LAN cable without breaking the network

For some years the cable was laying under a bedroom door. Now I need to slightly move it. To get a better idea look at this picture. On the left is the current "cable status" and on the right is how ...
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What kind of video connector is this, if not VGA?

Can anyone identify this connector type? It is nothing I have seen before, and we have one that is converting from this connector to VGA. It needs to be replaced but with no idea what it is exactly. ...
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USB cable is not recognized on Windows Vista but works on Ubuntu

I purchased a new USB cable here and for some reason it works on my Ubuntu laptop, but does not with my Windows Vista computer when I attach my EPSON CX8400 printer. I previously used another cable ...
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I have both cable and DSL at home. How do I put that to good use?

There was an offer I could not resist and now I have ended up with both cable and DSL on my home network. I am using the cable network exclusively because it is a lot faster. My general idea was to ...
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Is there a visual difference between SGA, SXGA and UXGA video cables?

I've got a handful of VGA video cables. Is there a way to know which (if any) are UXGA cables? Is there a certain marking on the cable jacket I should look for, besides "UXGA" of course :) ?
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Can one damage a PC video card by unplugging the monitor cable?

I have had an argument with a friend of mine, he was trying to prove that unplugging a DVI or VGA monitor cable can cause damage to the video card. I have never heard this before and decided to pull ...
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Dell laptop power cable always falls out!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, about 18 months old. The problem is that the power cable keeps on falling out. It's just sitting on a desk, but minor movement can cause it to come out. From a ...
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PSU power cable length, and will my graphics card fit in my case? [closed]

I've decided to build a computer, this will be the first computer that I've built but I've done lots of research and have a list of parts which I will be ordering. I asked for someone to check my ...
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How to connect old HP printer over USB

I have an old HP printer which I had connected to my old PC. The printer has a 36 pin connecter and I used a cable to connect that to a 25 pin parallel port on my old PC. The 36 pin port on the ...
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Would the ethernet card be damaged if the other end of the cable was left hanging loose?

I'm possessed of an ADSL modem that can take either ethernet / USB cable. Every once in a while, say, visitors/colleagues drop by ; at which point my ethernet cable is unplugged from the modem ... and ...
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Two power supplies in one machine

I have two hard disks which I would like to use. When I bought the second one I didn't realize that my power supply only had one hard disk cable. Is there any way I can still use my second one, like ...
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Which is better for shielding: Gold or platinum? [closed]

While looking to buy speakers for my PC, I came across one that said that it used platinum plated connectors to shield from interference. Is platinum better than gold for shielding wires / ...