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Re: Connecting an extra computer to Internet



Tim wrote:
On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 18:50 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
RJ45 is actually a connector type but what is more significant is the wire type.

It's not the name of a "connector," like a BNC connector means a
particular physical thing.  It's the name of a wiring standard, overall
(a plug type wired in a particular way for a certain purpose, i.e. it
refers to a cluster of things).  What is commonly referred to as RJ45,
often is not.

No, it is specifically the connector, although there is a bit of confusion about the name because the original RJ45 was a keyed telephone connector and the one everyone uses now is unkeyed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8P8C
But the reason I mentioned the requirement for cat5 is that in the days of 10M ethernet and 10BaseT, cat3 wiring (with fewer twists per inch) was used and it is not suitable for 100M ethernet.

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