- Safety and Security
- Network and Phone
- Mobile Devices
Choosing the Right Network Cable
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
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 Bookstore.
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 more round 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.