Cable Connections

Overview #

Over the years, we have come across this cable or that and the vendor for the product usually wanted a fortune for the cable that was obviously nothing but a simple off-the-shelf cable with a twist. So Ldapwiki created this Cheat Sheet to capture what some of these cables were so we could either make them on-site or not have to wait for something to get shipped to us.

Disclaimers / Contributors / References#

Some other good reference is: http://www.blackdown.org/~qtech/hw.html by Joakim O''gren.

Parts of the this FAQ were taken directly from the comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.* FAQ (in HTML!) and much of the credit is due to its authors.

Parts of the this FAQ were taken directly from:

  • Site: rtfm.mit.edu Directory: /pub/usenet/news.answers/pc-hardware-faq
  • Site: ftp.uu.net - Directory: /archive/usenet/news.answers/pc-hardware-faq
  • URL: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/pc-hardware-faq/top.html

Contributors: Mark Lord

In any case, credit is given where it is due and known.

It Irks Me!#

When a hardware manufacture provides what could be a standard connection but put something in it to make it proprietary so you have to pay $25.00 for a $2 cable. Often, with me, I do not care about the cost, but to stop what I am doing to wait to get the cable, is not acceptable.

We have, with the help of others, tried to compile some of those cable connections to save you and us, time and money.

More Information#

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