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network cabling help..


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logan

okay if this is a stupid question sorry, do you use the same RJ45 patch cable from your cable modem to hub, and hub to jack, jack to computer? or would it be different?

and any recommendations?

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Keldyn

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Steven
Originally posted by logan

okay if this is a stupid question sorry, do you use the same RJ45 patch cable from your cable modem to hub, and hub to jack, jack to computer? or would it be different?

and any recommendations?

same rj45 is rj45 a cable modem is bascially a network hub, the connections are the same

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mercuryx013

You could use the same cable, yes. Assuming you are running a standard cable modem, the standard "network" cable will work all around.

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Steven
Originallysame rj45 is rj45 a cable modem is bascially a network hub, the connections are the same

if you're trying to share an internet connection between mulitple pc's off of a cable modem you're better off with ROUTER than a hub.

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mercuryx013

A router is indeed better than a hub. However, some cable modem providers offer additional IP addresses at an added charge. You will need multiple IPs if you do not use a router.

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Steven

yeah my ISP (OOL) wants 10.00 a more a month plus the charge for another cable modem, no thanks , gonna get a router soon :)

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