No, relatively recently. Perhaps a year or so ago?yorkie said:£15? hock: :? was this about 10 years ago when UTP was relatively expensive?Seth said:
Agreed, and also you get more bandwidth with a direct Cat5 UTP Ethernet connection. If you're connecting two PCs together directly (ie not via a router/switch/repeater) be sure to get a crossover cable.jdan said:That was my original plan, but as there's only me and my mum in my house, its highly unlikely that there will be any expansion. The only reason for the cable run is that my comp will be moving from a spare room to my bedroom, but the cable line comes into this spare room - hence a cable must be run between the two rooms. I can't see the point in going to the extra cost of wireless equipment for that one run - I've also had a lot of trouble with wireless in the past TBH. Thanks for your help though.
Cat5e has been standard for years. "Patch cable" means for "patching in", ie connecting from a switch to a patch panel, usually 0.5m in length.tubechallenger said:A Cat5 Patch E cable would be your best bet, even more bandwidth!
LOL! Bandwidth isn't really an issue - nothing will be going down it any faster than my internet connection speed, which is 512k!tubechallenger said:A Cat5 Patch E cable would be your best bet, even more bandwidth!
Yeah but if you're networking 2 PCs it's often a good idea to share files/resources between the two (e.g. one printer , one backup device, etc for both. Or you can backup files between the two PCs).jdan said:LOL! Bandwidth isn't really an issue - nothing will be going down it any faster than my internet connection speed, which is 512k!
Well it'd be silly to just order a cable via mail orderjdan said:BTW that website you linked me to, Yorkie, wants £7 for shipping, so I don't think I'll use that one :P.
No, a (real) modem doesn't use Ethernet, usually a serial cable.jdan said:Right, you said ""Patch cable" means for "patching in", ie connecting from a switch to a patch panel, usually 0.5m in length."
So can I use that for modem<>PC?