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Topic # 120986 20-Jun-2013 13:57
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I have the two piece plugs, after you insert the wires in the guide how far do you trim the wires?  I've done a couple fine but the last one I took 3 attempts b/c maybe I cut it too close to the plastic guide?   Also - I have Cat6 plugs for solid cable, I have a Cat5 stand cable that I would like to repair one of the plugs. Can I use the Cat6 solid plug?

PS, starting to appreciate the Gigabit speeds now, now clearly my 30Mbps fiber internet is why out of sync.  Haha.  It's really really fast.  Even with the Internet have some countries been getting this 1Gbps - LOL.  500MB video in 5 seconds. 

I have a cable tester to check the 8 wires.

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  Reply # 840388 20-Jun-2013 16:04
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The two piece plugs you push the insert right up to the insulation and then trim off flush at the end. Sometimes though your cutters might actually wreck the insert so just make sure you don't pinch the insert when trimming it.

The Cat6 plug will work no problem on the Cat5e cable.

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  Reply # 840632 20-Jun-2013 21:38
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Your solid plug will connect to the stranded cable along the sides of the inner connectors so it should work fine,
the reverse situation of solid cable on a stranded plug can have issues fitting right due to the shape of those inner connectors in my experience

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  Reply # 841323 21-Jun-2013 22:20
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The Cat5 cable will be a bit loose in the Cat6 plug. will probably work initially but the jacket may pull through too easily even if the pins make contact. May not be a great contact though since the pins are designed to straddle a thicker wire, so do you want to waste a perfectly good Cat6 plug to find out when a Cat5 stranded plug is so cheap?




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  Reply # 841398 22-Jun-2013 09:27
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How on earth do you get anything like that download speed from the Internet?

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  Reply # 841403 22-Jun-2013 09:47
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linw: How on earth do you get anything like that download speed from the Internet?


VDSL/Fibre services are capable of delivering between 50Mbps to 100Mbps.  ADSL 2+ is capable of up to 24Mb/s.





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  Reply # 841435 22-Jun-2013 11:32
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Also about the future, we have 100Mbps now, we could upgrade our fiber 30 to 100 now if we really wanted to. And in the future they may have 300Mbps who know in the next 5 or 10yrs. I don't want to replace cables in that short medium term. The price diff between Cat5e/6 was about $15NZ for the 100m (internal cabling) roll but of course for local transferring of data from a laptop to the PC the faster the better :D  One of the bedrooms couldn't get our Wifi reception and this is one of the current Firtzbox on Wireless N.

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  Reply # 841466 22-Jun-2013 13:16
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DravidDavid:
linw: How on earth do you get anything like that download speed from the Internet?


VDSL/Fibre services are capable of delivering between 50Mbps to 100Mbps.  ADSL 2+ is capable of up to 24Mb/s.

That's all very well but those theoretical speeds bear no relationship to real download speeds from most servers. Note I said "from the Internet".

I am on 30/10 fibre and I know my speeds to overseas servers are sometimes pretty pathetic.

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  Reply # 841796 22-Jun-2013 22:56
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linw: How on earth do you get anything like that download speed from the Internet?

You don't want to start introducing lost packets and high bit error rates because of your dodgy LAN cabling though...




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