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# 185165 12-Nov-2015 12:05
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I'm looking for a couple hundred meters of cat6 to wire around my house but have noticed that there's a big difference between the prices of the stuff on TM. Is there a basic principle i'm missing which differentiates one solid core twisted cable with another?

If so, what brands are recommended? Is there something special I need to look for if the cables will be attached under a house rather than in a ceiling?

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  # 1426823 12-Nov-2015 12:06
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I've bought cheap "cat6" cables which, simply put, are not cat6 cables. They are barely cat5 cables.

I'd steer clear of TM for cable and go to Computer Dynamics or a reseller (acquire springs to mind)

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  # 1426825 12-Nov-2015 12:13
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~300 m = 1 Drum, which is the most economical way to buy the stuff ,
So go and get some prices from a few wholesalers,

 
 
 
 




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  # 1426944 12-Nov-2015 14:37
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OK, thanks. Looks like a drum will do the job nicely. 

Anyone have any opinions on the gel filled outdoor stuff? The cable won't be underground, but will be under the house so might get damp at times. 

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  # 1426946 12-Nov-2015 14:43
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Disrespective: OK, thanks. Looks like a drum will do the job nicely. 

Anyone have any opinions on the gel filled outdoor stuff? The cable won't be underground, but will be under the house so might get damp at times. 


Not necessary unless it's buried / likely to get actually wet (not just a bit damp) - I assume you will pin it up to the floor joists and not just leave it on the dirt :)

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  # 1426954 12-Nov-2015 14:57
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I prefer ampnetconnect cat6 cable - its quite resilient to pulling hard on the cable if things are a bit tight say retrofitting between insulated walls (yes your not supposed to put much strain on cables but lets be honest it happens sometimes).



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  # 1426957 12-Nov-2015 15:01
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Yeah, i'll be clipping it all nicely, for sure. I can't stand the thought of doing it poorly and then regretting it later. 

I'll have a look at the ampnetconnect stuff. I am totally brand ignorant so if it's priced similarly then that's what I'll get. Cheers. 

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  # 1426987 12-Nov-2015 15:29
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Disrespective: Yeah, i'll be clipping it all nicely, for sure. I can't stand the thought of doing it poorly and then regretting it later. 

I'll have a look at the ampnetconnect stuff. I am totally brand ignorant so if it's priced similarly then that's what I'll get. Cheers. 


Also there's no such thing as cat 6e except in sales - Cat 6A is the stuff that's supposed to be 10gbps grade. Course in consumer land how you'd prove that is anyone's guess with todays range of equipment :-)




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