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Windows 7: Ethernet Cables and RGB convert to HDMI cable

3 Weeks Ago   #1
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Ethernet Cables and RGB convert to HDMI cable

Hello Folks,

1) I need some help with ordering some replacement Ethernet cables. My connectors on them are broke so they don't stay in place. Are there any numbers I need to know? I want to get 2 or 3 of them in about 10-20 ft.
1 is for my Laptop connection, and the others are for backups for other items down the road, to have spares.

2) My Vizio TV is currently hooked up as a projector to my laptop. But I don't have HDMI on the laptop, is there some kind of converter that I can attached to make it work that way?

Here's something I found on Amazon, I need the length for my setup
https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Bi-Dir...cm_wl_huc_item


Thank you...
Sherri



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3 Weeks Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

1) Look at the information printed on the side of your current Ethernet cable - it probably is CAT 5e. It could also be CAT 5 or CAT 6. If you match that number, you will be fine. You can go as low as CAT 5 and it will work, but you could go faster if the computer and router allows for it.

2) What kind of video output is on your laptop?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
1) Look at the information printed on the side of your current Ethernet cable - it probably is CAT 5e. It could also be CAT 5 or CAT 6. If you match that number, you will be fine. You can go as low as CAT 5 and it will work, but you could go faster if the computer and router allows for it.
Don't have any markings on the one's im using.
But I thought I'd go with these ones CAT6:

Mediabridge Ethernet Cable (15 Feet) - Supports Cat6/5e/5, 550MHz, 10Gbps - RJ45 Cord

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...QKKEISZB&psc=1


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
2) What kind of video output is on your laptop?
I took snapshots with 2 programs, pics attached


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3 Weeks Ago   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The Ethernet cable you have chosen will work for your situation.

Something like this will work for the video conversion from VGA to HDMI:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H5BOLYC..._t5_B006FILNV6

You will need a VGA extension cable in order to connect this device to your computer. If you want sound, you will need the audio cable which is pictured. It looks like neither of these come with the device.

Also, I wouldn't hook the USB to the computer; I would get a USB charging device (available everywhere) and plug the USB cable into it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
The Ethernet cable you have chosen will work for your situation.

Something like this will work for the video conversion from VGA to HDMI:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H5BOLYC..._t5_B006FILNV6

You will need a VGA extension cable in order to connect this device to your computer. If you want sound, you will need the audio cable which is pictured. It looks like neither of these come with the device.

Also, I wouldn't hook the USB to the computer; I would get a USB charging device (available everywhere) and plug the USB cable into it.
2) Would this one work, it says it's Bi-Directional too and has the length I need:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...T49GGF3B&psc=1


Already have a USB charging Hub, I'm looking to get a bigger one, 14 ports
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSLMTQ8...=3LX17ROIHHFBR
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SherriBabee View Post
2) Would this one work, it says it's Bi-Directional too and has the length I need:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...T49GGF3B&psc=1
This wire would not work, because it converts from DVI to HDMI. You need to convert from VGA to HDMI. Also, VGA is lo-resolution, while HDMI is high-resolution; you need to up-convert to get from VGA to HDMI. A simple cable won't do it; it has to have some electronics to do the conversion. That's why power is required.

Is HDMI the only input your TV has? If it has a VGA input, then you can use that input, and a VGA-to-VGA cable, and you won't have to convert anything. You'd probably have better picture quality if you didn't have to up-convert the signal.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SherriBabee View Post
Already have a USB charging Hub, I'm looking to get a bigger one, 14 ports
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSLMTQ8...=3LX17ROIHHFBR
That will work, if you are using the A/C adapter with it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
This wire would not work, because it converts from DVI to HDMI. You need to convert from VGA to HDMI. Also, VGA is lo-resolution, while HDMI is high-resolution; you need to up-convert to get from VGA to HDMI. A simple cable won't do it; it has to have some electronics to do the conversion. That's why power is required.

Is HDMI the only input your TV has? If it has a VGA input, then you can use that input, and a VGA-to-VGA cable, and you won't have to convert anything. You'd probably have better picture quality if you didn't have to up-convert the signal.
Yes, I currently am using VGA to VGA, just thought it would be faster if could use the HDMI...
The laptop is 7 yrs old now and didn't have an HDMI port when I bought it, only 2 USB ports
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