Computer Ports and Connectors: A Quick Reference

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Created: 06 May 2003 ::: Last updated: 05 Aug 2007

Applies to:   Win95   Win98   WinMe   Win 2000/NT   WinXP   WinVista   MacOS

Keywords: computer, connectors, basics, Windows, pc, weird, ports, guide

By Andy Walker

Here's a guide to those weird ports you will probably encounter on the back of your computer:

Connectors index - Serial port - Parallel port - USB port - PS/2 port - DB15 video port - Power port - Modem port - Ethernet network port - Firewire/IEEE 1394 port