cable do I use to connect a PC to a DSL or Cable modem?
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.
Patch 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
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