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#155920 12-Nov-2014 22:40
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Anyone brought any of these? Are they okay?

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  #1174848 12-Nov-2014 22:50
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U T P.
Unshielded Twisted Pair.


Its twisted for a reason. CAT5/6 is already cheap enough as it is, don't bother buying crap.

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  #1174856 12-Nov-2014 23:47
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Not sure about the flat cables, I'd avoid those to start with tbh.

But I read about some people getting cheap CAT6 cables and they were just CAT5 with cases that said CAT6.

If its stupid cheap you could always buy one and see what happens but don't be ordering stupid amounts because it'll probably end badly.

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  #1176031 14-Nov-2014 18:13
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I think I may have a 250ft roll of the AMP NetConnect Flat 4 Pair Cat 5 PVC Under Carpet Wire.,  149911900  kicking around.

Tis only Cat5 though. I'll have to check the storage room.

Gratis, if you want

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  #1176897 16-Nov-2014 17:17
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Have bought a few flat patch cables and they work fine at gig speeds between wall outlet and PC or games console. Not actually that flat - way thicker than a grey phone type cable. Cut one open to look and its 4 twisted pairs parallel to each other then encased in softish overmolding.


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