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Modular PSU Connecting Cables

I bought strike-x 1100W PSU to use it with a quad socket opteron server. The problem is the server needs three 8 pin EPS connectors while the PSU comes with 2. Since its modular can i add another ...
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Large amount of packet loss with new network setup - cables or switches ?

I'm struggling after making some network changes to my home - I have a large amount of packet loss in the new setup from hosts on the ground floor and 1st floor to hosts on the internet. I recently ...
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Why did a ethernet connection work despite wrong wiring (3 out of 4 wires were correct)?

I've got a bit of a tricky question (or more like curious problem), I wonder why a network connection with wrong wiring actually worked: We needed a new network cable from a consumer-grade ...
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Home structured cabling - which cables?

I've recently purchased a 25U rack with some networking for my home. I'm about to order some Cat6, but I wanted to ask a few questions: I noticed that some people have video cabling in their homes. ...
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UTP Patch box for on a desk

I want some UTP cabling from a cabinet terminated on a desk, much like a patch panel in a 19" rack. But since it is on a desk, and no 19" rack is available there, I was wondering if there were ...
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Differences in RJ-45 plugs & keystone jacks for CAT5, CAT5e, CAT 6, CAT6a & CAT7 compliance?

I've read detailed insights on differences in the CAT Cabling. What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6? What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e ...
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Rackable Systems DigiCM16 Cable Pin Out

First of all, I'm not sure this is the right place for this, so mods, if I'm wrong, please move it to wherever it needs to be. So a few weeks ago I purchased a Digi Connectware CM16 Console Server, ...
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Tool to map network cabling between patch panels and switches

I'm planning a switch from the spaghetti wiring of my current networking rack to an organized cut-to-length system. I'd really like to plan ahead as much as possible. The best way I can imagine doing ...