Tim wrote: > On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 13:07 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote: >> First your talking about ethernet cards. They usually mate with a >> standard cable which in the USA we call it a category 5 cable >> available everywhere. It is white and has plastic large telephone >> connector on it, or you buy an expensive crimper and put the >> connectors on as you like. > > Your arguments are as nonsensical as: All cats have four legs, > therefore that small four-legged beast over there must be a cat > (actually, it's a dog). > > Category 5 cabling is a specification for the wire, itself (frequency > handling, number of conductors, etc.). There is nothing that says it > must be white, there's nothing that says it's ethernet cable. It's used > for telephone wire, non-ethernet data connections in light dimmers, and > a plethora of other things. > > What you said is as silly as saying RG-58/U is "ethernet" cable. It's > not, it's cable. It *can* be used for ethernet, it can also be used for > other things. > > Only the other day I used 100 metres of *blue* Cat5 to run around the > edge of a theatre for intercom wiring while we filmed a concert. It > also comes in red and beige. > I uses some pretty green CAT 5 to connect up security cameras in a sub shop. No networking there either. I believe one pair carries power, one carries audio, and another pair carries video. One cable per camera. They even use the same plugs/jacks, so you can use pre-built cables instead of building your own. (Or barrow the cable for a temporary network connection...) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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