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mariphil - Jan 16, 2009 at 09:11 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM
Hello,
What cable am i going to use to connect to the internet from laptop to Modem?
What cable am i going to use to connect to the internet from laptop to router?

straight cable is for Modem or crossover?
crossover cable is for the router?


I hope somebody can help me...thanks

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM
Normaly a crossover cable is used between two COMPUTERS. But is sometimes it's needed between a MODEM and a COMPUTER or a MODEM and a ROUTER.

You need to consult the manual for each component to see which is required.

A large number of late model Routers are constructed in a way that allows the use of either type cable.


I would try a straight thru cable from the laptop to either the Modem or Router.
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