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Cat5 Ethernet cable??

I got the answer i was looking for from my last problem
but now i ran head long into another!!
What color does the cable need to be to work???
Plz help!
send a link if u know one!

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It doesn't matter what color it is as long as its a crossover cable. You can get one at any computer store or bigger dept. stores like best buy, circuit city, etc.

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