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Old 24-06-2003, 14:18   #1
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Linking Ethernet Cable

Hi all,

Ok, I've got 2 comps connected via a router, and the 2nd comp connected to the router is pretty far away.. and the ethernet cable goes under the floorboards.. Only just reaches to the computer.

Now, my brother wants to move this computer.. Which would mean the cable wouldnt reach to it.. Is there any way of linking 2 sets of ethernet cable together?.. If So, What Specific type does he need, as I can tell him to buy it on his way home..

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Old 24-06-2003, 14:32   #2
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not sure if this is what you require but I have found a LAN Extender kit. priced in dollars

http://www.connectglobally.com/local...hernet_cables/
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Old 24-06-2003, 14:36   #3
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im sure i saw a connector in b&q for joining rj45 cable , here you go coupler

its half way down the page
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Old 24-06-2003, 14:42   #4
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im sure i saw a connector in b&q for joining rj45 cable , here you go coupler


its half way down the page
The page just stays blank
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While we're on the subject of ethernet, is there anything that can change a cross over to straight (without having to wire up the cable)?
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While we're on the subject of ethernet, is there anything that can change a cross over to straight (without having to wire up the cable)?
You could link two crossed cables together, they will cancel each other out.

Edit: To link two cables you need a Cat-5 Coupler, Maplins do one at 4.99GBP
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keep trying it , i think the site is a bit dodgy it has just worked for me ok
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ok thanks.. I think i know what we need.. Thanks Paul/Enterin
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Edit: To link two cables you need a Cat-5 Coupler, Maplins do one at 4.99GBP
I've always thought of network cable as 'network cable', but does the above mean it's technically Cat-5 cable? Hope so, as I'm probably going to need metres of the stuff if my move goes through, and we happen to have metres of the stuff lying about at work
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These days when most people talk about network cable, they are refering to Cat-5
I remember the good old days of coax with BNC (bonus point if someone can tell us what BNC stands for)
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keep trying it , i think the site is a bit dodgy it has just worked for me ok
Do a quick search at www.diy.com for rj45 if the page don't work, looks like you can get it delivered next day for 4.95 or 1.98 in store.
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These days when most people talk about network cable, they are refering to Cat-5
Excellent, that'll save me time and money. Ta
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