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Network Cable?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by T1Cybernetic, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. T1Cybernetic

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Dec 2006

    Posts: 961

    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, Earth!

    Which cable do i need to use for my (Netgear dg834gt ~~~ Pc) Connection?

    I checked the overclockers store but i noticed there were a couple of different types which confused me ;)

    Crossover Patch Cable
    and plain old Patch Cable?

    I need 5~10 meters of the stuff, the one i am currently using is the bright yellow one that comes with the router if that helps but the small tabs have broken off the ends of the cable so it needs replacing...
     
  2. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bromley, Kent

    Patch cable for that mate :)

    - Pea0n
     
  3. T1Cybernetic

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Dec 2006

    Posts: 961

    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, Earth!

  4. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bromley, Kent

    Looks good to me!

    - Pea0n
     
  5. T1Cybernetic

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Dec 2006

    Posts: 961

    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, Earth!

    Just curious but what is the difference between cables? I've been trying to find out but i can't find anything that makes sense to me through my googling...
     
  6. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bromley, Kent

    Patch is a term for the cabling, usually for "patching" the device to a wall socket, or within a patch panel. Basically its a short length of the cable. The two types:

    Straight through cable, used for connecting two un-like devices, such as a PC and switch.

    Crossover is for connecting to like devices, such as one switch to another.

    These days most devices have auto-MDIX (They see what the cable type is and electrically switch the socket over to the right type) so it doesn't really matter but for best practice its best to stick to the right type.

    Hope that makes sense, if not try looking at the pin-outs on Google (Or say so here ;) ) :)

    - Pea0n
     
  7. petriodet

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 May 2009

    Posts: 1,103

    i ordered some pink network cables the other day to make a change from the normal dull coloured ones.