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Can you tell me what a patch cable is and what it does?

Can you tell me what a patch cable is and what it does?

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A patch cable is simply a synonym for a network cable, which runs from your computer's Network interface card to a wall-plug, router, hub, or other piece of networking hardware.

This was first published in January 2004

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