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Chapter Three. At Your Destination > Connecting via Ethernet Broadband

Connecting via Ethernet Broadband

If you packed correctly, you already have the correct Ethernet cable (a straight-through category 5 with RJ-45 connectors at either end) with you and can plug it into the Ethernet port in your room. (If you don't have your trusty cable, you may be able to get one from the hotel concierge or front desk.) Basically, an Ethernet cable looks like a super-sized telephone cable.

When buying an Ethernet cable, be sure to specify a “straight-through” cable as opposed to a “crossover” cable. It's impossible to tell the difference just by looking at them, but crossover cables have a .ipped pair of wires inside and don't work with most computers.



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