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Ethernet cable

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Ethernet cable

I am having problems with the WiFi connection on my smart TV. It is the TV and not the network. I want to connect an Ethernet cable. I will have to purchase a longer length. Is there any difference in the color of the cables? I want to get a black one. Will this be okay to use with the router I rent?
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Re: Ethernet cable


@djs124 wrote:
I am having problems with the WiFi connection on my smart TV. It is the TV and not the network. I want to connect an Ethernet cable. I will have to purchase a longer length. Is there any difference in the color of the cables? I want to get a black one. Will this be okay to use with the router I rent?

Color does not matter with Ethernet cables.  Although, sometimes the cables might be 'crossover' and not 'straight through' which are for special use and might be a different color.  Just make sure it is a 'straight through' cable which is the default unless labeled otherwise.

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: Ethernet cable

Thanks Joe!
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Re: Ethernet cable

You want to use a cat5e (or higher) labeled cable no matter the color.



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Re: Ethernet cable

Thanks for your reply.