20 Metre CAT5E RJ45 Ethernet LAN Cable - £3.49 delivered @ Prepaymania - HotUKDeals
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20 Metre CAT5E RJ45 Ethernet LAN Cable - The RJ45 Local Area Network cable is a patch cable - utilized for linking PC's to hubs, network switches, routers, DSL and ADSL modems.

Points: + 20 Meters CAT5E RJ45 Ethernet LAN Cable, Gold plated connectors, Network cable, 1 x RJ-45 - male, Local Area Network cable, Cheapest offer, Smart choice
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#1
I bought one of these at this price last time it was posted, and it really is brilliant.

20m is HUUUGE
#2
Good timing, I was just thinking I needed to get one of these:thumbsup:
#3
Can this be used to link a wireless router to an xbox360?
#4
pwesterman123
Can this be used to link a wireless router to an xbox360?


Does your wireless router have an ethernet port? If so, yes it can. Used a ethernet cable instead of wireless will offer a more reliable connection so if having a wired connectin is possible, go for it.

Just make sure there are no kinks in the cable, so no 1's or 0's will get stuck.
#5
I'm looking for Cat6 cable. Anyone seen any good deals on long lengths of that?
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HSpin
I'm looking for Cat6 cable. Anyone seen any good deals on long lengths of that?


So, who's marketing department told you you need CAT6 ? :whistling:


Worth a read:
http://www.cat-5-cable-company.com/faq-cat6-v-cat5e.html
#7
Makes quite good speaker cable as well
#8
I bought 2 of these 280483381034 on Fleabay last week for £2.69 each delivered next day if ordered before 4.30pm.Using it for Xbox360 no probs.
#9
I know that this deal has been posted a few times before and many people at HUKD bought this. So how is the quality of this item?
#10
I would like a spool or something to use mine with - any recommendations?

Quality is good. For £3.49 delivered to my door, I cant complain at all!
#11
HSpin
I'm looking for Cat6 cable. Anyone seen any good deals on long lengths of that?


CAT5E is perfectly fine for gigabit speeds at this cable length, no need to buy the more expensive Cat6 cable imho.
#12
Leftfield_2k2
CAT5E is perfectly fine for gigabit speeds at this cable length, no need to buy the more expensive Cat6 cable imho.


Plus it's harder to work with as it doesn't flex as much, and all the components that use Cat6 are more expensive too.
#13
gizmouk
So, who's marketing department told you you need CAT6 ? :whistling:


Worth a read:
http://www.cat-5-cable-company.com/faq-cat6-v-cat5e.html


Well explained, gizmouk, cheers.
#14
gizmouk
So, who's marketing department told you you need CAT6 ? :whistling:


Worth a read:
http://www.cat-5-cable-company.com/faq-cat6-v-cat5e.html


Thanks, I'm very well aware that Cat5e will handle 1000BASE-T, and for most home users will be more than adequate. For future-proofing, however, I'm looking for Cat6, considering the relatively small price difference now (even at twice the price of 5e, it's hardly expensive).
#15
Nice!
#16
thezafiraman
I bought 2 of these 280483381034 on Fleabay last week for £2.69 each delivered next day if ordered before 4.30pm.Using it for Xbox360 no probs.


Don't think it will come next day with 2nd class!
#17
Sorry guys but a negative response. Bought one last time it was up. Outer cable cover failed very quickly at junction with one of the plugs, exposing inner wires - still working but annoying.

Also 'catch' on plug quickly snapped off on use. Able to push plug in still, but would not always hold.

So sorry............ not for me.
#18
can i link 2 of these together and have 40 metres?
#19
Yes you'd need a RJ45 to RJ45 Ethernet Cable Coupler / Joiner / Extender
#20
cheers OP, just what i needed :-)
#21
is it ok to run these externally (albeit just the cable)? The easiest way to get from my study to the lounge is going round the outside of the house.
#22
skdotcom
is it ok to run these externally (albeit just the cable)? The easiest way to get from my study to the lounge is going round the outside of the house.


You can but really you should be using external grade cable as the standard type will deteriate over time and due to weather etc.
#23
Godzooky 1973
can i link 2 of these together and have 40 metres?


Generally you are OK upto 100 meters with a constant cable so should be OK :thumbsup:
#24
These are very good for the price.
3 Likes #25


Not really. It comes out with sweeping statements like:
Unless every single component in the network is gigabit rated, then you will never have a gigabit network, because your network will always run at the speed of your slowest device

That's only true if your switch was made in the 80s. Most switches from the past 5 years can automatically mix speeds. I know this because I have a ~5yo, very consumer-level gigabit switch with some 100mbit devices on.

Only then does it waffle on to mention that Cat5e can do gigabit but it might not if it's shoddy quality. Again, I've done some proper bodge-jobs with some awful cable and pulled off nigh-on-full 1000mbit throughputs.

It should have focussed on what Cat6 is: an EMI improvement on Cat5e. The rearranged specs mean that Cat6 is much better at protecting itself from electromagnetic interference (from power-cables, kids with electromagnets, the island in Lost, rubbish super heroes, etc).

When does it make sense? If Cat5e fails due to EMI. Usually a better solution is to avoid the EMI by re-routing or shielding in hot-spots but if you have long runs past strong EMI and you can't re-route, Cat6 should improve things slightly...

Cat6 won't let you run longer runs than Cat5e under ideal conditions.

But even with EMI on Cat5 I've got to question how important full-gigabit speeds are. If you're copying video from server to screen, you only need 16mbit at most. Copying files will be limited by read and write speeds of disks (so probably 100-300mbit for most users- yeah a RAID6 SAS array or SSD could fill a few gigabit trunks each).

I'm not saying gigabit isn't worth it, just that 95% of home users with it won't ever saturate more than half of its available capacity. If you're only getting throughputs of 500mbps and you're considering an upgrade, ask yourself if you really need it.
#26
Ordered. Thanks.
#27
anyone recieve 15m instead of 20m, just realised I did!! two of them as well!!
#28
Deal's still on.

Hopefully, we'll receive two 15 metre ones too!
#29
nice one.. ordered
#30
Oliwarner & Gizmouk thanks for the posts, appreciate the information. Ordered two few days ago, and recieved them today - total of 40m cat5e patch cable for under £7 is bloody cheap to say the least!

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