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apkellogg
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Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:22 pm

I tried looking online, but can't seem to find anything. Is there a connector out there that will allow me to connect to Ethernet cables together? Basically, I have two cables that are too short to reach somewhere, but if I could connect them together I would have enough. Thank you for any suggestions.
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:29 pm

You're looking for an inline coupler like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

Depending on your application you might want to get one that's actually designed for cat5e or cat6 operation.
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:43 pm

That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:58 pm

If you're buying online then I'd recommend saving a little and buying from Monoprice: http://www.monoprice.com/products/searc ... er&x=0&y=0
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:04 pm

Or just cut the connectors off and splice them together. ;)
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:39 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
Or just cut the connectors off and splice them together. ;)


Sounds like a recipe for making a 10 Mbs cable out of two GigE cables. :wink:

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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:23 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
Or just cut the connectors off and splice them together. ;)

Hell, find some old 10Base5 and whip out the vampire taps.
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:52 pm

Thicknet FTW?
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:07 pm

Scrotos wrote:
Thicknet FTW?

Frozen orange garden hose. Wrangled some back in the mid-80s. Thoroughly evil and contentious stuff, though Teflon-coated open-plenum-rated Cat 5 isn't far behind.
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:06 am

Skrying wrote:
If you're buying online then I'd recommend saving a little and buying from Monoprice: http://www.monoprice.com/products/searc ... er&x=0&y=0


Actually, on Monoprice you could probably find a longer cable for about the same price as the coupler.
 
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Re: Connect two ethernet cables together

Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:13 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Scrotos wrote:
Thicknet FTW?

Frozen orange garden hose. Wrangled some back in the mid-80s. Thoroughly evil and contentious stuff, though Teflon-coated open-plenum-rated Cat 5 isn't far behind.


Ya, it was called Thicknet. :D

http://www.learn.geekinterview.com/it/n ... cknet.html

My dad regaled me of such stories involving Thicknet and punch cards and vacuum tubes and large computers (not sure if I'd call it a mainframe?) hooked up to diesel-powered generators so that the power supplied would always be perfect and isolated from the rest of the power grid. He's actually got a byte of storage from the military computer center he used to run back in the day. It's a neat bunch of vacuum tubes in some funky array.

I think he's far happier with the way computers are now, though, and networking as well. Nostalgia only gets ya so far before you begin to remember the horrors of technology...

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