Strange cable -- what is it?
Posted on 2002-07-01
I have a laptop which I want to use in a library cubicle. The cubicle has a female lan socket and so I went to the store and bought a male-to-male network cable, not looking too hard at the label.
It doesn't work. The computer doesnt see the library's lan.
I also can't use the cable in place of the one I use at home to connect the computer to my adsl modem.
The writing on the cable says
"Enhanced 350MHz PATCH CORD E126126-DG 24AWG 4PR 75degreesC CM(UL) CMG ETL VERIFIED TO EIA/TIA CAT5e STRAND CUSTOM MFD IN CHINA FOR SANWA SUPPLY"
For all the points please try to explain to me
a) what all the abbreviations mean
b) why it doesnt work with the library lan, and what cord would I need to get for that
c) why it doesnt work with my adsl modem and what cord would I need to get for that.