What can you use to connect two cables?

You are connecting a workstation to an Ethernet network connection on the other side of the room, but your Ethernet cable isn’t quite long enough to reach across the room. What device could you use to extend the length of the Ethernet cable?

A) Coupler

B) Ethernet cross-over cable

C) Null-modem adapter

D) DE-9 connector

The answer: A) Coupler

A coupler connects similar cable types together to extend the length of the connection.

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1 thought on “What can you use to connect two cables?”

  1. I’m glad to know that! I know it worked for phone cables but for some reason I assumed it wasn’t acceptable for Ethernet cabling.

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