[Q] What cable do I use to connect a PC to a DSL or Cable modem?
[A] To make a connection to a PC from a DSL or Cable modem you will
need to use a CAT 5 patch cable, or a CAT 5e patch
cable. The Cat 5 patch cable is what is called a
"straight through cable", and is the
proper cable to use for this application. If you are using a
DSL or Cable router, you would still use a CAT 5 patch cable,
or a CAT 5e patch cable to connect the DSL or Cable modem
to the router.
Cables are used to connect devices to each other in a network
environment. One way to characterize this would be to day that
Patch Cables are used to join devices that are not alike. In
the above example, a computer and a modem are two different
pieces of equipment, and therefore require a Patch Cable.
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