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Questions tagged [cable]

For questions about physical cables used in a computer network topology. This tag is suitable when your question is about a network cable. Examples: Twisted pair cable, Fiber optic cable, Coaxial cable, Patch cable and other specialized network cables.

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does fiber optic transmit data as fast as light?

I dont know where to ask this question. So i think its best suited for networking community. As fiber optic transmit data using light. So we are getting/sending data at the speed of light ?? I did ...
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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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How to connect to the console router with limited length of roll-over cable?

Here is the full question: I have a roll-over cable with length only 5 m and I want to connect it to the console of the cisco router that is 20 m far. How can I solve this?
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SFP/SFP+: Extender? F/F panel passthrough?

My primary question is this: Is it possible to have a simple passive SFP/SFP+ bulkhead passthrough connector, with two female SFP/SFP+ sockets facing opposite directions and wired directly together, ...
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Multiple virtual UTP cables over one physical?

Say there is a physical UTP cable running from point A to point B. At A there are two physically isolated devices, a1 and a2, each running their own network and unaware of each other's existence. So ...
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Fiber to copper conversion, what are the odds?

My ISP says they bring optical fiber to their junction box outside and they bring the copper cable inside from the junction box. And they're promising a symmetrical bandwidth with a speed upto 50MBps. ...
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Reliable transfer but unreliable auto-negotiation?

I have two servers, the first with a built-in and add-on 10gbit port, and the second with built-in gbit and add-on 10gbit (Syba AQC107), communicating through a feed-through rated for gigabit ...
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Is pair cable always full duplex? Can it be half duplex at double the bitrate? [duplicate]

This is probably a newb question, forgive me. For pair cable, there are two signals that can be sent: following that logic, it seems like you could have two situations: full duplex at bit rate X in ...
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Electromagnetic noise affecting data transfer

What is "electromagnetic noise" that corrupts data? Decibel was about levels of noise What do we mean 90db weakening?
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How to extend CAT6 ethernet 2m from ceiling down to server rack?

Previously, we had a 6RU comms cabinet near the ceiling. We've now replaced this with a full-depth server rack sitting on the ground. The plan was to remove the old patch panel, and punch it down ...
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Unknown Network cable

recently I found a cable in my drawer which one side has a RJ45 connector with an unknown color code of red brown black white green I tried to solve it by myself but I couldn't so I upload a picture ...
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Cat6A Junction Boxes in the US

I'm looking around the internet and can't seem to find a Cat6A junction box available in the US. Is there a reason they aren't sold in the US? Basically, I have a Cat6A cable that is run to the wrong ...
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Cat 6 life expectancy [closed]

how long will cat 6 cable survive outside if it is not an external grade cable. No sunlight touches the cable but only cold temperatures of around -10c, everyday every year. the cable has no holes, ...
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What is the difference between Ethernet types, considering bandwidth?

Different types of Ethernet (standard Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet) have different speed of data transfer (10 Mbit, 100 Mbit, 1 Gbit). Why is that? On the physical layer, the speed of ...
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Noticeable limitations or penalties from using inline fiber couplers

Is there any noticeable limitations or penalties from using inline fiber couplers, such as those in a patch panel to join multiple fiber runs together? Currently I have switches joined together ...
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Influence of a TAP

I want to use a passive TAP to sniff all the network (100 Mbps full duplex twisted pair). I have two interfaces for sniffing and only one pair for each direction. Will the TAP add any noise? Or if I ...
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Why RJ45 8-Pin (Cross Connection) is used instead of Straight Connection between 2 computers or Network [duplicate]

I am kind of new in networking. I want to ask a question about a distinguishment of 2 connection- RJ45 8-Pin Straight Connection I am astonished why RJ45 8-Pin connection was configured from the ...
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Is a fiber optic connection considered a “wired” connection?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.3 As Wikipedia says, 802.3 is for ..."wired Ethernet". How can I name copper and fiber networks in one word to describe 802.3 standard and to distinguish from ...
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How cable connects to server if routers and switches are virtualized

Looking here for an example, I see: Spine Device Interface Summary As previously stated, the validated design includes up to 4 spine devices and up to 96 leaf devices that are interconnected by ...
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RJ45 Cable only has 4 wires

The cable that connects to my rj45 only has 4 cables, blue, orange, blue stripe, orange stripe. When I connect them to their corresponding ports, there is no internet connection.(Blue = 4, Orange = 6, ...
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A reason why Ethernet has maximum cable length confuses me

The answer in this post suggests that it has two reasons. While the impedance characteristics of a transmission line become less favorable for high speed data as the line gets longer (resistance ...
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Practical limits of shielded Ethernet cable

If I run S/FTP Ethernet cable ran next to 120V conductors (inside 3/4" conduit) for about 70 ft. is there chance that I'll have a usable data connection? I'm fully aware that this is a terrible way to ...
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Does it work to use CAT6 cable between two CAT5 cables?

I have two Cat 5 cables pre-installed in the walls. I need to connect two rooms, in which each room has its own set of in-wall Cat 5 cables and a slots. Does it work to use a Cat 6 cable to connect ...
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What can I infer about a network connection using a cable tester (if anything)

I have a NS-468 cable tester for testing cables. This works fine but if I connect just one end of a RJ45 cable to a network, I only get 4 lights. This seems reasonable as I suppose 4 pins are for ...
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What is this thread-like material on this Cat6 U/UTP cable?

Does anyone know what this thread-like material to the right on the picture is? Does it have anything to do with grounding? It is a Cat6 U/UTP cable.
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PoE losses: Cat5e vs Cat6

Just a simple physics question: per this link, Cat5e twist rate is lower than that of Cat6, and Cat6 cables are (on average) thinner. A higher twist rate means a longer copper wire per length of cable....
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Stacking Dell N3000 with and without stacking cable (distance)

First question here. I have a new scenario that I am not sure on how to achieve. I have a stack of two Dell N3024 switches (our core stack), that I need to add two more units to. However, these two ...
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40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable

I need to buy a Direct attach 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable that may be used to connect two FPGA boards. I can find reasonably priced cables, however the cables are usually "branded". Is it important ...
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What type of Cat5e cable is this?

I am a fairly new networker and today I was terminating some cable at a gas station that is being built. The network cable that had been run from the gas pumps to the wiring closet confused the crap ...
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Unconnected cable in a switch

A cable plugged into a switch but unconnected on the other end, might lead to any problem in a "noisy" environment (industrial)? It's short, 50 cm, but there are motors, inverters, power supplies ...
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How to avoid cable crosstalk?

I have 4 ADSL UTP cables. How much distance do I need to leave between cables to avoid crosstalk?
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How to connect Cisco Catalyst 2960G using a RJ45 Console Port

Got a used Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L switch for studying networking and having a fundamental issue. As I new to networking, I'm trying to figure out what type of cable I need to use for connecting ...
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RJ45 console cable specs

I need longer RJ45 <-> RJ45 cables to connect my devices to a centralized management console. It's like 5 meters going go the next racks, at 9600 baud rate. Can I buy random/cheapest cable from ...
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Can Ethernet use fiber optic cables?

I am new to networking, know about Ethernet and that Ethernet cables exist to make a wired networks. I also know about fiber optic cables which have a glass like material inside and transmit light ...
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Why is the Ethernet Connection Symmetric?

I know that cable connection (DSL) is asymmetric, there is a certain bandwidth on the channel, and for a better user experience, they allocate a bigger portion to the downstream. I suppose Ethernet ...
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Effect of large amount of bare ethernet pairs on network performance

I have a client who has been experiencing a significant amount of performance issues in regards to their telemarketing floor. On my initial assessment, I found that where the ethernet is punched down, ...
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What is the maximum distance that a cable/fiber optic internet connection can operate without the internet quality degrading? [closed]

I hope that this is not an ignorant or misinformed question, I am new and I'm trying to learn more about internet provision. I have read that DSL has a maximum distance of 18,000ft (or 5.5 Km) before ...
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If cable (coaxial cable TV / cable internet access) is shared, what is preventing DOS attacks? [closed]

If I simply blasted a continuous signal, wouldn't I make the entire network unusable?How do users (modems) even know when they can send their data (is something like CSMA/CD used?)?I assume there's a ...
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What is the best to simulate an RJ45 cable failure without changing switch configuration or removing the cable?

I am looking at an automation element for a training environment. We would like to be able to fail a cable without doing a shutdown on the interface or having an engineer physically remove the cable ...
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How to tell if network cable is LSZH

I just bought a 305 meter Cat 6a S/FTP LSZH Solid network cable. The cable I received is a Deltaco TP-53 cable, but I cannot see anywhere that this cable is really LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen). I ...
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How southern cross cable can transmit IP/ Ethernet signals keeping in mind the physical limitation of Ethernet cables?

The Optical fibre can transmit/receive any ethernet frames or packets faithfully for 5kms. However, the cables laid in the southern cross i.e. under the sea beds must be several miles long. The ...
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To shield between patch panel and switch or not?

All network cables run from the outlets to the server room. They run next to power cables so it was decided to shield them. In the server room, they are going to be connected to a patch panel which ...
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Best way to replace DSL cable by CAT6 cable

Best way to replace DSL cable by CAT6 cable, to decrease resistances and improve connection. Use 1 pair only. Connect every 2 pairs together. Connect White wires together and Colored wires together. ...
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Custom CAT6A cable not reaching 1000mpbs

I purchased this CAT6A cable: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M0VB4YD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and did some network cables by myself in various lengths ranging from 1 ...
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Cisco Console Cable and HP ProCurve Switches

I have a USB to Cisco console port cable, and as far as i'm aware, its just a standard rollover serial cable. Correct me if i'm wrong? I'm also looking at getting a HP ProCurve 2510-48 J9020A. On the ...
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Cisco Router 1002f Sfp Port to Cisco swtich c3750 gigabit port

an anyone please instruct me how to connectCcisco router 1002f SFP ports to gigabit ports? I have an RJ45 port on switch side and an SFP port on router side. I like to use switch as dump switch. I ...
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How close can Ethernet cables be to power line if in parallel?

How close can unshielded CAT 5e/6/6a cables be in parallel to 110V power lines in rooms of common residential/commercial buildings before interference becomes an issue? If proximity between the two ...
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Intermittently loose communication with upstream managed switch

I have a network for a small company that has been running without an issue for a few years. We have Cisco IP phones on VLAN 100 and computers on VLAN 1. The VLANS are auto assigned by the Cisco ...
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Different line attenuation figures for broadband upload and download [closed]

I would be interested to know why the line attenuation figures differ so much for upstream and downstream communication when the same copper/fibre cable is being used for the link to my house? PS ...
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Stack cable connection concept in Cisco switch

Can you please share the concept of stack cable connection concept with redundancy and without for all kind of cisco switches, concept for if we have four switches in the same rack and if we have 8 ...