Questions tagged [cable]

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 other numerous types of cables.

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“Wake On Lan”-Cable - 3-Pin Connector type name

I am trying to find the name of the connector (company and connector type name) displayed in the picture on the left side (sorry for not including the image): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
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Sending one audio input to two outputs in windows 10

I have bought a new piano. I want to do two things with it and, using VB-Audio virtual cable, have found a solution to either one: Listen to it on my headphones: In the sound settings under "Listen",...
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Category 7A Ethernet cable backward compatibility with 6A

I need to choose Ethernet cables for my home installation. I can buy U/FTP cat.6A or S/FTP cat.7A at the same price. As I know, category 7A provides more bandwidth, but in order to use the highest ...
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How to connect an Android with a single USB-C to both Ethernet adapter & USB at the same time

Scenario I have a running setup like this My laptop is connected to a USB hub on which attached 2 smartphones. The phones are plugged in NOT FOR CHARGING, but for debugging apps on the phones. Now,...
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Under what circumstances will a passive HDMI-to-VGA adapter work?

I have bought a no-brand, passive HDMI Male to VGA Female adapter, to link up a PC with a more dated monitor. It did not work. After doing some reading, I have learned that buying such an adapter is ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to 144Hz monitor

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13'' 9300 laptop. It has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, and I really need it to work with a BenQ Zowie XL2411 144Hz monitor for CS:GO (2x HDMI, DVI-D, VGA). How is this possible?...
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What kind of cable do I need for this port?

I am trying to find a data cable for a Kyocera KM 2530 copier/printer. It has a couple of ports on the back that look kind of like SATA ports. I haven't seen this before. Does anyone know what kind of ...
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Can I extend a USB cable of a mouse and keyboard to more than 3 meters? [duplicate]

I have an USB mouse and keyboard, both of which have a cable 1.8m long. However for my purposes this is too short. I read that USB standard limits the length of a cable to 5 meters for high speed ...
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Just installed Arris Docsis 3.1 sb8200 It does NOT come with telephone connection. How can I add?

Using Infinity, wanted to stop renting their cable modem, which has a router built-in, as well as two telephone inputs. Also did not like their router, making setting up my google mesh difficult. Got ...
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Ethernet port not working

I have an ethernet port which used to work before. The port is connected to a switch, and the switch is connected to the router. It suddenly stopped working, as in any device connected to the port ...
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what is this partially connected RJ45 cable used for?

I found among my Ethernet cables one that has only 4 wires connected within it. the connection is straight and connects the following wires: blue at pin 3 blue/white at pin 6 orange at pin 7 orange/...
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How to use a two pair cable for internet

Sorry if this question has been asked a lot but I cannot seem to find anything which specificly answers what I need. I have cable ( 2 Pair Cable ) which is Orange, Blue, Orange White, Blue and white....
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Can you splice USB cables?

tl;dr: can I expect to still be able to form a USB connection to my computer after splicing a USB cable? I have a USB game controller (Logitech F310 if it matters) and my son keeps pulling or ...
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What could cause a device to lose network connectivity, but quickly disconnecting and reconnecting the network cable would restore connectivity?

I have an industrial Windows XP machine physically wired to a large multi-city network that I'm trying to keep alive. The device has an application that sends packets on port 80 to a server when a ...
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Is Cat 5/5e/6 cable function quality binary or continuous?

Year ago I picked up an RJ45 crimping tool and have been making my own Ethernet cables periodically ever since. I'm definitely not as adept as a pro who assembles these things all the time though, so ...
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Power Supply Issues

I have a desktop computer that runs a Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 motherboard combined with a Gigabyte GV-R775OC-2GI graphics card. Up until the other day all has worked fine for several years, however ...
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Is there an adapter that exists to split an ethernet cable into 2 cables, allowing simultaneous use?

The ethernet splitter adapters I find on Amazon all specify that you can use only one device at a time. I want to split one ethernet cable into two ethernet cables and be able to use the connexion on ...
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Samsung monitor SyncMaster SA350 - Check signal cable issue

I am getting the Check Signal Cable box floating around with 3 boxes - red, green, blue. I am using the standard VGA cable to connect my DELL laptop to the Samsung SyncMaster SA 350 monitor. I have ...
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I just ran about 30' stranded Cat5E through my attic and down a cathedral wall, is this proper?

OK, the company I work for wants me to start working for home. But in order to do so I need a solid connection no wireless, as the VoIP will be using a Meraki router attached to me router. I prefabbed ...
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Y Cable not working on External HDD Seagate Expansion 1Tb

I need to use a Y cable in my Seagate Expansion 1Tb Ex HDD, but the cable not work. The same Y Cable is working fine in my WD My Passport 4Tb Ex HDD. It's weird because the Seagate USB Retail Cable ...
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Connect dvi monitor to docking with dvi and display port

I have a laptop with HDMI and mini DisplayPort. it connects to a docking station that has DVIs and DisplayPorts. I want to connect a monitor with DVI port. What would be the best option in terms of ...
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Do I lose speed if I extend a 3.1 USB-C cable?

I would like to extend a 0.5m USB-C 3.1 cable with a female to male 2m USB-C 3.1 cable. Do I lose data transfer speed if I do this? If yes, can I somehow quantify the loss of speed?
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How to replace my power supply safely?

If something is powered from a 9 V and 1 A supply, you can replace it with a 9 V and 1 or more amp supply. How would one calculate if it is safe to replace it with a less voltage and less amperage ...
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Why does a gigabit/sec Internet connection via cable (coax) not offer symmetrical speeds like fiber?

In our area, we have Cox Communications (cable) which offers 1 Gbit/s down, and 30 Mbit/s up, while CenturyLink (fiber) offers 1 Gbit/s up and down. Why does copper only 'allow' fast speeds for ...
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Can't find login page for cable modem

I want to double check that the password of my cable modem is not the default. I have an ARRIS TM1602. If I go to 192.168.100.1, this appears to be the cable modem management URL. There is no option ...
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Cat 6 network cable not working

During some refurbishment, I have recently added a cat 6 cable around a room in order to add wireless access point. However, it is not working: this is the setup that I was aiming for: Modem/Router ...
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Thunderbolt 1/2 to usb 3.0 cable for flash drive

I am trying to use the thunderbolt port on a 2014 iMac to connect a 512gb flash drive for a time machine backup device. Is there a cable for this? None show on Apple website or at electronics stores.
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Can I launch pc without connecting all internal USB?

today for the first time I upgraded my pc, but I have my first problem, I have 2 f_usb1 cables, but only 1 port, can I launch it with having one of them disconnected? One is 600v vw-1 khf, and second ...
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Gpon to Router for internet

i have a GPON & router for my internet service My question is, can i remove my ethernet cable and just rely on wireless? at the moment,the GPON and fibre optic cable is in the room,and i would ...
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Would using the digital port of a monitor improve image quality compared to an analog one?

I use a Samsung SyncMaster 2494 monitor at my desk. It has a VGA port, and I've been using an adapter that converts the VGA signal to HDMI so I can use it with my laptop. However, I took a look in ...
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Cable TV works but Internet doesn’t after the cable company buried their cable connection to my place

New WOW! cable service was working fine. Then they buried the cable and now there is no Internet connection and some local channels are no longer there (AMC TBS etc. work fine but there seems to be a ...
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What options to transport video, USB and power on a single cable?

My source does not come with a USB-C port (only USB 2.0 type A, HDMI and DisplayPort). Still, I would like to combine USB, video and power on a single cable, in a similar way as USB-C hubs do. I do ...
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How to force a 10mbps connection on a Linksys E900 or E2500 WAN port?

I have a homemade UTP cable that goes from the ISP modem straight to a computer, since the UTP cable is not the best, I have to force the computer to go on 10mpbs, full-duplex (also turning auto-...
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How to record video stream from a hdmi input?

So i basically have a laptop (who only have a hdmi output, no input possible) and a desktop (typical one, but the hdmi port can receive input), and i thought if it was possible to somehow record on ...
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Can a port or cable damage a motherboard? [closed]

I have a 2018 Mac mini. I have already had it repaired 2 times for the exact same problem. After a certain point it stopped showing picture through its HDMI port on startup. Then if I disconnected ...
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Restrict Usage of Thunderbolt or USB-C Port

Is it possible to restrict what services are allowed to run on a specific thunderbolt or USB-C port? For example, "only let Thunderbolt Port 0 to be used for charging and nothing else".
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How to use twisted pair as console to manage Cisco devices?

Is this possible to use a normal twisted pair cable or roll over to manage Cisco devices through console port? (without any converter to USB) I tested before a roll over and connected it to Cisco ...
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my voice cable modem is DOCSIS 2.0, do I need to upgrade. I only use it for voice [closed]

my voice cable modem is DOCSIS 2.0, do I need to upgrade. I only use it for voice. My provider says that they no longer support DOCSIS 2.0. I have a seperate DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for my internet.
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Can I turn a DP Cable into a HDMI Cable?

I have seen that you can buy adapters to put on the end to convert a DP cable into a HDMI. Is it possible to put one on each end to effectively turn it into a HDMI cable? Reason being that I ...
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Need help identifying some cable connectors and their use case

First up I can't identify the connector on the left. The middle one is USB mini B and the right is USB micro B I don't think it's any USB or HDMI connector The other end is a regular USB Type A ...
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VGA Cable or DisplayPort-HDMI Cable, which is better?

I have a doubt: I bought a new monitor (Samsung S24D330), which has only VGA and HDMI inputs, my desktop (DELL Optiplex 9010) has only VGA and DISPLAYPORT outputs. Now I'm using the VGA cable, using ...
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What kind of weatherproof(?) RJ45 connector is this?

We bought a IP based intercom and the outdoor unit has a ethernet socket that looks like this: I did find a fitting plug/cover here but does this thing have any specific name?
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Possible to get 100Hz with HDMI to DP adapter?

I have this laptop from Lenovo: https://www.lenovo.com/lt/lt/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808 And bought this monitor from Acer: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/...
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How does Device Manager estimate ethernet cable length?

Device Manager (Network adapters / Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-V / Properties / Link speed / Diagnostics) estimates the length of ethernet cable between my PC and the router as 31 meters. How ...
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Using two 2-pin power cable together as 4-pin (CPU ATX)

My main-board needs 4-pin ATX CPU power, but my power supply (1000W) has two 2-pins. Can I use these two 2-pins together and how? Also, my power supply has 6-pin and 8-pin cables too. Power supply ...
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How much does distance matter (over short distances) when running CAT6?

We have an old barn and we're renovating it and turning it into a recreation area/guest house/workshops. The original floor is concrete, with two trenches in it. (The trenches are now under the new ...
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USB-C to HDMI cable length restrictions

I'm curious how USB-C to HDMI cables lengths restrictions work? I know USB-C has a reliability restriction of 13ft and HDMI can run up to 50ft. However, if you have a USB-C to HDMI passive cable, what ...
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Powering 8 pin GPU with 6 pin + Molex

My new graphics card (XFX RX 480 4GB) has one 8-pin power connector. I have Z600 workstation which has limited PSU connectors, one 6-pin connector and 1 additional rail that connects my hard disk and ...
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Can I use a splitter for distribute one Internet connection to two PCs without a network switch? [duplicate]

I have one Ethernet cable, which is connected to the router. On the other end I want to use a splitter to connect two PCs to the Internet. I have this splitter: But when I insert the second cable, ...
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6-pin PCIe cable for 8-pin PCIe graphics card (GTX 1070 for HP Z820)?

Forgive me, if this has been asked before: While researching I found countless similar threads, yet virtually all of them involved a weaker power supply unit (PSU) than the one I am using. So, just to ...

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