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crossover cable or regular Cat5 cable when going from router to NICses???

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ssgohan434

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from NiC to NIC u use a crossover cable, but from routers to NICs u use a regular cable right? i dont wanna order the wrong cables. Also from a cable modem to a router u use a regular CAT5 cable right?

ty (newb to this corner of the woods)

edit: also what is the difference between a 350mhz cable and a 500mhz cable??? also what is the difference between a CAT6 cable and a CAT5 cable? also what is the difference between a CAT5e cable and a CAT5 cable????

also that is a lot of alsos.
 

tom kruze

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Yes, to go from the router to your pc you use regular cable not crossover. As for the mhz cable beats me i have no idea about that stuff. Hope this helps.

tom kruze
 

DDR-PIII

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350 and 500Mhz, 350 is just for standard use, 500 is if you've got something that could push that data and recieve it too.
 
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nerdlogic

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Okay, your first 2 questions have been answered. Cat levels are just different degrees of shielding. Cat 5e is shielded better than Cat 5 and the same goes for Cat 6 to cat 5e. There have also been Cats 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the past...I believe the better Cats can also carry a signal better. I forgot what Cat was short for. *Runs for A+ book*
 

Chris

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category 3 cable is only rated to 10Mbps and is basically no longer used, category 5 is what is most commonly used now as it is rated to 100Mbps cat6 will be next to take over IMHO as its rated at 1000Mbps