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10m Ethernet Cable 50p @ Game (Instore)

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2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago
A 10m ethernet cable for only 50p, but is only available instore. Online it's out of stock and normally priced at £2.00.

Admittedly probably not the best quality cable available, but for 50p who cares?

The one I bought came in different packaging to the one in the picture. It's branded Gamestation Gear in a black box. Cable itself is cream in colour.
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#1
Heat from me. Thatll knock the poundland/belkin ones deals for Six.
#2
floppydesk
Heat from me. Thatll knock the poundland/belkin ones deals for Six.

I agree! .. but Belkin is Belkin? .. regardless of 50p being 50p!, huh ..... lol. :-)
#3
And a Ethernet cable is a Ethernet cable !
#4
the Gameware ones are £4. the Gamestation one was 50p because its an old line. probably wont fond any in most stores.
#5
None in mine, Aldershot
1 Like #6
Bear in mind that these are CAT5 cables and will be slower transferring data on Gigabit to Gigabit Ethernet ports. If you have a fast broadband connection and want to achieve the fastest connection possible you're better off buying a CAT6 cable. If you own a PS3, PS4 or Xbone then a CAT6 cable is the best option.
#7
SFP_NooDLe
Bear in mind that these are CAT5 cables and will be slower transferring data on Gigabit to Gigabit Ethernet ports. If you have a fast broadband connection and want to achieve the fastest connection possible you're better off buying a CAT6 cable. If you own a PS3, PS4 or Xbone then a CAT6 cable is the best option.

Mine is cat 5 and rapid on ps3 so beg to differ on noticeable improvement
1 Like #8
cat 5 supports 1 gigabits at 100MHz and cat 6 10gigabit at 250MHz. cat 6 is better but for home use with current speeds id stick with cat5e for the time being
1 Like #9
In home use you will not see a difference between cat 5, 5e & cat 6
#10
would this be any good for a ps3 used only for netflix and BBC iPlayer and stuff like that? thanks
banned#11
repromanded
would this be any good for a ps3 used only for netflix and BBC iPlayer and stuff like that? thanks

read the posts above, rather than ask a question already answered

for home use unless you have a 1 gigabits/sec + isp witch i highly doubt, than this is fine
1 Like #12
Is this cat 5 or 5e?
Ridiculous that the product page doesn't say =/
#13
cuz that 5 seconds is going to make a major diffrence
#14
chrisking66
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would this be any good for a ps3 used only for netflix and BBC iPlayer and stuff like that? thanks

read the posts above, rather than ask a question already answered

for home use unless you have a 1 gigabits/sec + isp witch i highly doubt, than this is fine

Instead of acting like you are smart maybe think what they are actually asking is that is it better than wireless since they never said good enough compared to a cat6 cable did they!
#15
Must have for PS4, as the wireless card ain't good and slow, I use power line adapters with it includes Ethernet download speeds like doubled :o
#16
chinds
In home use you will not see a difference between cat 5, 5e & cat 6
Speak for yourself... There's a pretty damn tangible difference between 100Mbps and 1Gbps on some of the devices in my home that have gigabit ethernet. Any decent NAS or home server for example should definitely be hooked up with 5e or 6. (although I would agree that cat6 can be overkill, 6a most definitely!)
A PS3/4/Xbox 360/smart TV etc on the other hand will be just fine on a 100Mbps connection.

Edited By: dfunked on Jun 22, 2014 16:34: .
#17
wozkeo
And a Ethernet cable is a Ethernet cable !

Unless it's manufactured using CCA, or the pairs don't meet the twist frequency specifications (amongst other factors which don't make all Ethernet cables the same).

Oh, and the fact that Cat5 Ethernet cable is not the same as Cat5E Ethernet cable, is not the same as Cat6 Ethernet cable, is not the same as Cat7 Ethernet cable.

Thicknet (Thick Ethernet, or 10BASE5) used Coax back in the day... hardly twisted-pair :{
#18
dfunked
chinds
In home use you will not see a difference between cat 5, 5e & cat 6
Speak for yourself... There's a pretty damn tangible difference between 100Mbps and 1Gbps on some of the devices in my home that have gigabit ethernet. Any decent NAS or home server for example should definitely be hooked up with 5e or 6. (although I would agree that cat6 can be overkill, 6a most definitely!)
A PS3/4/Xbox 360/smart TV etc on the other hand will be just fine on a 100Mbps connection.

Over a short (~10-20m) run you'd not notice any real difference between Cat5, Cat5E or Cat6. If your devices use a Gigabit Ethernet port they'd still negotiate at 1Gbps and pass traffic at 1Gbps using a Cat5. Of course though, all four pairs should be correctly terminated when using a Cat5 as some cables only had pins 1+2 and 3+6 connected - the remaining wires were often not present in the cable, or left disconnected. That would cause autonegotiation to fail.
#19
wozkeo
And a Ethernet cable is a Ethernet cable !

Not strictly true.
First point there is no such thing as a Ethernet cable. Ethernet is a class of cable according to the IEEE standard.
so the cable is actually a cat5 or cat5e or cat6 though if its just a cat5 I wouldn't waste 50p as it can only handle speeds of 100Mbps where as cat5e and cat6 can handle up to 1000Mbps

Next cheaper cables are not made very well and as a result of this has less twists in the wire. this increases the chance of crosstalk between the wires and as a result of this data could get lost and have to be resent multiple times until it finally reaches its destination.

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