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Topic # 204517 5-Oct-2016 12:04
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Which cat6 cable to buy?

 

this one from jaycar for ~$50
https://www.jaycar.co.nz/cat6a-patch-lead-30m/p/YN8299

 

Or this one from Trademe for ~$10
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/cables-adaptors/networking/auction-1171750777.htm

 


the only difference I can see is one is cat6a and the other is cat6.

 

Can anyone advise what the difference is?
It's just for use at home, running the cable from my router to my PC.


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  Reply # 1645824 5-Oct-2016 12:26
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Buy Cat6. Avoid Cat6a. Don't need Cat6a or it's hassles of terminations




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 1645881 5-Oct-2016 13:08
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Dont get trademe cables that are too cheap to be possible. They will be crap. They will not meet cat-anything specs.

 

The insulation will be cheap nasty plastic that goes hard as it offgasses - which stinks - and then crack.

 

Dynamix ones are good, about as cheap as they come for actual ones and PB tech has them all over the country.





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  Reply # 1645914 5-Oct-2016 13:39
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there is loads to choose from here: 

 

http://www.impc.co.nz/products/list/network-cables-242-page0.html?filter=707

 

these are some of my options: what's the difference between patch and patch lead?
DYNAMIX 30M Cat6 Beige UTP Patch
Dynamix 20M Black Cat6 UTP Patch Lead
DYNAMIX 15M Cat6 Blue UTP Patch


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  Reply # 1645920 5-Oct-2016 13:49
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Just whatever the person putting it on the site felt like typing.

 

The only one to avoid is a crossover one. And dont get anything shielded - that will be STP and will have no benifit for you





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  Reply # 1645924 5-Oct-2016 13:56
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This?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABBEL1040124/Belkin-Cat6-Snagless-Patch-Cable---30m---Blue





The little things make the biggest difference.

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  Reply # 1645976 5-Oct-2016 15:13
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Just get one from PBTech, Dynamix brand is fine

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/search?sf=cat6+30m


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  Reply # 1646105 5-Oct-2016 19:34
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+1 for Dynamix. No frills, good quality at a good price.






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  Reply # 1646329 6-Oct-2016 08:04
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thanks all I ended up going with this, as someone mentioned.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABBEL1040124/Belkin-Cat6-Snagless-Patch-Cable---30m---Blue

 

think it was 4 dollors cheaper than the Dynamix and I figured belkin should be good


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  Reply # 1646373 6-Oct-2016 09:09
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Never used Belkin cables or seen them used.

Dynamix used by many as advised above.

Strike one for brand name recognition.

A.


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  Reply # 1646926 6-Oct-2016 20:58
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billgates: Buy Cat6. Avoid Cat6a. Don't need Cat6a or it's hassles of terminations

 

Using Cat 6A in the new house its easy once you have done a few.




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  Reply # 1647029 7-Oct-2016 07:51
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 @pipe60, can you elaborate, I thought cat6A was basically just better performance over longer distance. I did not think there was much of a difference with the actual install, can you elaborate on that part please?


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  Reply # 1647454 7-Oct-2016 18:59
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hattrick123:

 

 @pipe60, can you elaborate, I thought cat6A was basically just better performance over longer distance. I did not think there was much of a difference with the actual install, can you elaborate on that part please?

 

 

Yes its just as easy to use as Cat 6 i was referring to billgates talking about the hassles of terminations.


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