Choosing the Right Network Cable
When connecting your computer to the network, you must use a network cable (also known as an Ethernet or CAT–5/CAT-5e/CAT–6 cable). A regular phone cable will not work, even though it looks similar to a network cable.
Network cables can be purchased at the OSU Beaver Store.
Phone & Network Cable Differences
- The jack at the end of network cables is wider than a phone's cable.
- Network cables are usually thicker and rounder than a telephone cable.
- Network cables usually have more pins then phone cables.
- Network cables have larger RJ-45 connectors and phone cables usually have smaller RJ-11 connectors.