Questions tagged [cable]

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Issues detecting H700 adapter in dell R410

I have recently purchased a PERC H700 adapter card + battery + battery cable, as well as the proper SAS cable to install it in my poweredge r410. However, when I finish the install and reboot the ...
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Cable Connection between Racks

Looking for cable connection between two specific racks. Between these two racks there is around 80-100cm gap where a door will be installed. The main concern is LVDS differential Links with AC & ...
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Must a patch panel be initially terminated in the rack?

If Cat6 Ethernet cables were terminated to a wall mounted patch panel, is there a method to move the patch panel to a rack (without having to cut them and reterminate them)? Is a patch panel coupled ...
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Ethernet Cable Broken [closed]

Hi I have a 15m ethernet cable going under my floor from the front to back of house. It has developed a fault and pins 1 & 6 are no longer connected (I've tested it). Given getting it back up or ...
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IBM 2005-16B switch console cable

I have an IBM 2005-16B switch, and it has a male serial connector on it, and I want to use that to configure the device. I also have a usb to male serial cable, and I have recently created a null-...
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Ethernet cable link negotiation

I just bought a SoC computer with 4 eth ports which I plan to convert into a router with Linux. I connected a CAT5 cable to both one of the eths and to my notebook, but I don't seen link on either ...
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What kind of SATA connector is this?

My Supermicro motherboard has a "vertical S-SATA connector". The manual simply says "A vertical S-SATA connector, offers four S-SATA 3.0 connections (S-SATA 0-3)". I took a picture of it and it ...
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What is the precise meaning of an “Ethernet Drop”

Do the words "Ethernet Drop" (without other qualifications) imply that both sides of the connection are terminated in RJ45 sockets? I am trying to interpret a document where I am unsure that work ...
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Hardware involved in Direct-connect (switchless) 2-node Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

For my department, I envision a two-node cluster of identical machines, running S2D. I want to use Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T Adapters (example description), because they support RDMA and run at the ...
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Wiring back-to-back ethernet sockets

I need to wire two cat 6 sockets, each in a different room, so that a switch connected to each, via patch cables, can communicate. What cabling standard should I use: 1) T-568A at both ends? 2) T-...
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Ethernet cable only works A to B, not reversed. Why? [closed]

A custom ethernet cable with both connectors wired as T568B only works when connecting A to B, but not reversed, i.e. when switching ends and connecting B to A. A is a Mac, B is a 1Gb TP-Link ...
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Upgrade to gigabit switch made long cable stop working

We have two buildings connected by a 30m network cable with a switch on either end. Last week we upgraded some old equipment to support gigabit speeds. One of the two switches was an old 10/100 ...
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DHCP request on ethernet cable reconnect with Ubuntu 16.04 Server

I have Ubuntu 16.04 Server here. My Ethernet interface is configured to use DHCP via /etc/network/interfaces and also I enabled "allow-hotplug" for the interface. It works. I can boot without cable ...
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What is a 4x 10gbe QSFP-QSFP cable?

I was looking for QSFP cables on Ebay and came across a Brocade 58-0000033-01 marked as 4x 10GE even though it has one QSFP connector on each end. I don't understand what this cable is for, will it ...
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high rx and dropped errors

I connected an IXIA appliance with an ethernet interface with a span port: With ifconfig -a I see this situation: Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:99:0b:0b:00 UP BROADCAST RUNNING PROMISC ...
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300' Fiber Optic Cable not passing Data [closed]

Just installed a 350' Fiber Optic cable for a client. Customers IT company came in to install the AT&T router and said the fiber optic cable is not working. IT company installed the router with a ...
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What is the type of this SATA port called? (On Dell EMC R440 - 14G Server)

I would love to know what's the name of this connector so that I could stock some cables in aftermarket. The Dell Parts for connecting the MB to the 4x Drives Backplane is called "GPPHP", yet the ...
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Networking (complete beginner) from one floor to the next

I'm new to networking. I have designed my network for the ground floor of a building. I have a router with fibre coming in, then an L2 and L3 switch. L2 going to 6 clients while the L3 goes to 2 ...
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RS232 to USB extension cable to network configuration

I'm not sure this is the correct place for this question. I have a console cable to configure network devices like switches (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41LDstMTA5L.jpg) So, I ...
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Does Cat5e patch cables on a Cat6 network degrade performance?

Let's suppose I have a building run on Cat6 cables. The lines are certified for Gigabit speeds. I have Gigabit switches. I am not going for 10Gbps anywhere. Now, on my patch panels, I would prefer to ...
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SAS 3.0 cabling without a backplane - SFF-8680 vs SFF-8482

I would like to connect six HGST He10 SAS drives (model 0F27402) to a Lenovo M1215 HBA using direct cabling. I originally bought two SFF-8643 to 4*SATA breakout cables before seeing the drives as I ...
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Splitting ethernet to multiple (3+) devices (phones, PCs)

I'm currently troubleshooting an environment where there is a lot of network latency issues, all sporadic and intermittent across workstations. The network uses a mix of calls from on-site dialer and ...
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Where to plug in the power switch on a HP proliant ml330 g6 systemboard?

The cable of the Powerswitch in the case needs 2 Pins, but there are 20 Pins at the front panel connector of the Mainbaord. Where I have to plug in this Cable?
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Cable management in cabinet and between cabinets

We currently have three cabinets that over time have turned into a spider web. These racks host Servers (power an ethernet connections in the back). Network switches, Firewalls, Routers etc. (all ...
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Is there a meaning of why does the wire in a Cat6 or Cat5e cable colored differently?

like for example: does the green wire mean something in a Cat6/Cat5e cable?
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Why do cable propogation delays exist? [closed]

I've got a timing card which emits a pulse per second (PPS). The specs for the card state there is a delay of this PPS of approximately ~7ns for each meter of the cable, or ~200ns per 30 meter ...
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How to correctly connect SFF8643?

I plan to buy Adaptec RAID controller in my workstation. I have 8i ports with 2xSFF8643. So I need to use 2 cables SFF8643 => 4xSATA (shown on image). But I can see on image 1 additional connector (...
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Back panel display ports on Z800, connecting to VGA monitor

I work for a charity, we've received a HP Z800 workstation. Need to connect a 15-pin VGA monitor. However the the back panel has only the following ports (as shown in the two images) connected to ...
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Ethernet cables along with power cords in Dell Cable Management Arm

Recently I read that placing together Ethernet cables and power cords is not a good thing (many sites and good-practice articles says that). For example: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-...
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Difference between Cat 6a and Cat 6 plug

What's the difference between cat 6a STP and cat 6 STP plug connector? Can I use a cat 6 plug on a cat 6a wire?
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Use of unused pairs in cat5 ethernet cables? [duplicate]

Cat5 ethernet cables use only 2 pairs for Ethernet what are the other 2 pairs for ? Pin Color Function 1 White with Green +TD 2 Green -TD 3 White with Orange +...
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Tagging post cable installations

So I got a main station and 5 substations in our warehouse. I've got hired after all cable jobs are done. Now, my biggest challenge is to tag all cables, because they ran cables without marking them. ...
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Dell T7500 PERC Raid

I am looking to buy a Raid card as I can not use the motherboard Raid to achieve Raid 5 or 10 with my 4 SAS drives. I am a bit confused on how I would connect the drives to card. Do I need to ...
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What is th difference between F/UTP , F/FTP and FTP?

I am in the following situation :the IT department asked for a wire of type FTP. The company that is cabling the building is using F/UTP. Is it FTP? Or they need another type of cable kind of F/FTP??
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gigabit cat6 cable connecting 100Mbps only (Electrical interference?)

I have a gigabit switch and I am connecting my laptop to it using a cat6 ethernet cable. The problem is it is connecting to 100Mbps only instead of 1Gbps. This is what i found : The is a zone in ...
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How to connect a Juniper EX4500 to netapp X1107A

What is the best and not expensive way to connect a Juniper EX4500 to a X1107A Chelsio PCI Netapp card? Will these do (10GBASE-SR) for both end? and then connect with fiber cable? How important is it ...
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How to Connect a Core Switch with an Edge/Client Switch using SFP+ Ports

I am not sure if this is the correct site to post this question and I am more a software type of guy that needs to get started with Networking, so please bear with me if this sounds stupid... Having ...
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Are all console cables pinned the same?

My workplace is getting new HP A5500 Series switches, and they include a console cable - a DB-9 Female to RJ-45 Male. I know we talked about them in college, but never actually seen one. I've heard of ...
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Can unjacketed cable handle gigabit speeds?

Looking at taking over management of an old network that was done in 2004. Surprisingly, for the time, it is category 6 cable. About 200 ports in each of 5 IDFs, all running PoE. But I'm worried the ...
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Dell cable M246M vs generic mini sas cable

Is there any difference beyond brand between a Dell M246M cable and a generic mini sas-8087 cable? Is it just branding, quality control? Or is there some difference in the actual cables or connectors? ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 modding/cabling [closed]

I bought a HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 server in 12LFF drives configuration. Now I'd like to put two additional 2.5" SATA drives inside the case to serve as system drives. As there isn't a default spot ...
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Can Cat6A connector fit to normal gigabit network switch?

Cat 6A cable is thicker than Cat6 cable. For a Cat6 cable and connector, we can plug into any network switch that has RJ45 connector even a 100Mbps network switch. Just wonder if I use Cat6A cable ...
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What kind of breakout cables do I need for this rackmount setup? [closed]

I am going to be building out a rack and I would like to re-use all the existing hardware for my NAS device and just put it in a rackmount case. I currently am running FreeNAS inside a Silverstone ...
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Ethernet cable only works in laptop, not switch

I have installed a new ethernet cable and for some reason it works just fine when connecting a laptop to it, but when plugging it into the switch at that end, no connection is established. Tried with ...
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Why is CAT rating not applied to switches?

I see patch panels all come rated as CAT5e, or CAT6 (and so on). I understand the difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cables, more stringent interference shielding, etc. What I don't understand is why ...
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Connecting two Domain controller [closed]

SIr/madam, I am with learner license in networking 2008 window server,.what type of cable should i use to connect two domain controllers through a hub or a switch. Thank you.
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Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall [closed]

In a previous question, I had planned a Cat6 (Ethernet) cable run outside a home, adjacent to a coax run. I was advised against it, and I'm interested in taking that advice. Now I'm considering ...
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Physical stats of cable modems

I am interested in what physical stats are available for cable modems and what they say about that modem. I can think of the that sound important to me: The ability to cope with strong or weak ...
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Long cat5e cable

Cabling contractors put wires according to plan however I think the distance is longer than 100 meters as I cannot see devices connected on another end. When the cat5e cable is longer than 100 meters, ...
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Odd Network Cable Color Coding Sequence

I just got hired into a new company where no IT has been before. My first task was to identify the possible problems. This is what I first saw, when checking on the cables connected to the switch, I ...

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