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Old 07-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need an " RJ45 Ethernet cable " for college next year... I searched for it on newegg, monarch, circuit city, and best buy, but i didnt find anything... Where can i get one? I know what an ethernet cable is, but what is the 'RJ45 ' thing about?
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RJ45 describes the socket. Its 8 lines unlike the 4 lines of a telephone. You won't have much results trying to find a RJ45 cable. They're commonly known as CAT/5 (100mb standard?) or CAT/6 (Gigabit ethernet standard) cables. Depending on the length required, here are some links.
Newegg:
CAT/5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
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CAT/6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
One on Circuit City:
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Belki...oductDetail.do
Monarch:
rj45 works on this one.
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...CH&Search=rj45

Research & Information:
RJ45:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RJ45
CAT/5:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable
CAT/6:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_6_cable
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ahh

thanks a lot. So... either a cat/5 or a cat/6 should work then??

if it makes a difference, here is what they say they require:

NETWORK HARDWARE: A 10/100base-T Ethernet card and a standard RJ45 Ethernet cable are required. You must provide your own RJ45 Ethernet cable. No other Ethernet cards or configurations, including external Ethernet/USB adapters, are supported. Modems and telephone cables are insufficient.


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it just occured to me that i ordered a network cable with my computer from monarch, in case i need to transfer a bunch of files. I looked on the website and it says cat6, and rj45 connectors heres the link:

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=270672


Even though its a bit long... that will still work right?
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The cable in the link should work properly.
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well it works fine with my cable modem on my old computer... so thats a good sign. Thanks for all of the help.
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You can pick them up at WalMart.

I have a 15' flat one I bought there for either $9 or $14.
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