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

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  Question: What cable do I use to connect a PC to a DSL or Cable modem?

Answer: 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 Patch Cable.

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