Cat 5 cable

January 13, 2009 at 02:19:52
Specs: Windows XP, 560
I want to connect two computers to the Internet through router. I bought two CAT 5 cable for router to computer connection. Does connection between modem and router need also a Cat 5 cable or my old cable which I have used for internet connection between modem and computer is ok?

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January 13, 2009 at 07:16:50
all should be patch cables which are straight through. All cables mentioned should work fine.

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January 13, 2009 at 12:18:21
The thing to always keep in mind about these cable specifications is that they refer to a bandwidth specification for a specified distance. CAT5 means that the manufactuer claims that the cable will support 100mb/s data transmission for 1k meters. If your connection is only going 1 or 2 meters, you could use just regular telephone wire and still support 100mb/s.

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