System and method for adapting a piece of terminal equipment

CAFC
  • US 8,155,012 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2008
  • Issued: 04/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for adapting a piece of Ethernet data terminal equipment, the piece of Ethernet data terminal equipment having an Ethernet connector, the method comprising:

  • selecting contacts of the Ethernet connector comprising a plurality of contacts, the selected contacts comprising at least one of the plurality of contacts of the Ethernet connector and at least another one of the plurality of contacts of the Ethernet connector;

    coupling at least one path across the selected contacts of the Ethernet connector; and

    associating distinguishing information about the piece of Ethernet data terminal equipment to impedance within the at least one path.

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