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Cinders

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Hello

I have cable broadband and a desktop pc and a laptop pc.

Both pc's are not used at the same time.

If I want to access the internet via my laptop can I use a Belkin Cat 6 Black Networking cable to connect my laptop to my cable modem?

The reason I ask is that at present I use a fairly cheap Ethernet cable (patch) for this but the connection on one end has broken. I have been offered the Belkin cable by my brother, if it is suitable for connecting as above.

Many thanks

Cinders
 
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I would think as long as it is not a cross-over cable you should have no problem using that to connect a computer to your cable modem.
 

Cinders

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Thank you

It is a new cable, still boxed, it shows 'Belkin Cat 6 Snagless Networking Cable'.

It does not show 'patch' or 'crossover'

Advice appreciated

Cinders
 
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crossover cables would probably be labeled on the
package and printed on the cable and i think belkin
only makes them with a yellow jacket

so i think you are good to go. even if it were a
crossover cable it just wouldn't do the communicating,
it wouldn't damage anything.
 
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