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Nullmodemkabel

English translation: null modem cable

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German term or phrase:Nullmodenkabel
English translation:null modem cable
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02:45 Jul 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Nullmodemkabel
Im Lieferumfang ein Nullmodemkabel zur Datenuebertragung......
transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:10
null modem cable
Explanation:
The PC Webopedia defines it thus:

A specially designed cable that allows you to connect two computers directly to each other via their communications ports (RS-232 ports). Null modems are particularly useful with portable computers because they enable the portable computer to exchange data with a larger system.
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Daniela Mühling
Spain
Local time: 22:10
Grading comment
Thank you, and thanks also for putting me in touch with the Webopedia site. Very useful.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2null modem cable
Daniela Mühling
na -1cross-over cable
Mary Worby


  

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3 mins peer agreement (net): +2
null modem cable


Explanation:
The PC Webopedia defines it thus:

A specially designed cable that allows you to connect two computers directly to each other via their communications ports (RS-232 ports). Null modems are particularly useful with portable computers because they enable the portable computer to exchange data with a larger system.



    Reference: http://www.pcwebopedia.com/TERM/n/null_modem_cable.html
Daniela Mühling
Spain
Local time: 22:10
PRO pts in pair: 107
Grading comment
Thank you, and thanks also for putting me in touch with the Webopedia site. Very useful.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
10 mins

agree  Manfred Mondt: see: http://www.loop-back.com/null-mod.html
4 hrs
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6 mins peer agreement (net): -1
cross-over cable


Explanation:
I'm not sure about this one myself. But it's what I've always known it as. Could anyone confirm or otherwise?

Thanks

Mary


    living with a computer consultant!
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Daniela Mühling: Cross-over cables is connect computers via their Ethernet RJ-45 ports. Null modem cables connect via RS-232.
7 mins
  -> OK - Thanks for that!
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