A twisted-pair or fiber optic jumper cable used to make a connection between a media segment and a network interface (on a station) or a network port (on a hub), or to directly connect stations and hub ports together.
Length of wire or optical fiber cable used to connect the concentrator ports to locations on a patch panel. The type of patch cable to use is determined by (1) the cable type (single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, STP, or UTP) and (2) the type of patch panel and wall outlet to which the cable is connected.
A patch cable or patch cord (sometimes patchcord or patchcable) is an electrical cable, used to connect ("patch-in") one electronic device to another for routing. Patch cords are usually produced in many different colours so as to be easily distinguishable, and are relatively short, perhaps no longer than two metres. Types of patch cords include microphone cables, headphone extension cables, XLR connector, RCA connector and Â¼" TRS connector cables, and thicker, hoselike cords (snake cable) used to carry video or amplified signals.