20 Meter CAT5e RJ45 Ethernet Network LAN Cable £2.48 - eBay (safekom)
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20 Meter CAT5e RJ45 Ethernet Network LAN Cable £2.48 - eBay (safekom)

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Found 28th Feb 2011Made hot 28th Feb 2011
Suitable for connecting:
PC
Laptop
Routers
Modem
Switch
Printers (With Ethernet Port)
Storage devices
Xbox
Xbox 360
PS3
CCTV DVR (With Ethernet Port)
Network Camera
Any devices with Ethernet Port

70 Comments

Original Poster

Hopefully this is Okay as the seller is widely respected on eBay.
Just ordered 9.
Edited by: "muzzzzzzzzzy" 28th Feb 2011

who's that in the pic?

thats a great deal - ordered - hot

Bear in mind if it doesn't say it's rated for Gb speeds then it probably isn't and the max you'll get out of these is 100mbps.
Not a problem for a lot of people, but if - for example - you're using these in tandem with 200mb powerline adaptors, you'll not get the 200mb.

ourdave

Bear in mind if it doesn't say it's rated for Gb speeds then it probably … Bear in mind if it doesn't say it's rated for Gb speeds then it probably isn't and the max you'll get out of these is 100mbps.Not a problem for a lot of people, but if - for example - you're using these in tandem with 200mb powerline adaptors, you'll not get the 200mb.



If it's Cat5e then it will support Gigabit.

I can confirm that this cable does not get more than 100mbps. On a gigabit router with only 100mb connection.

200Mb on a Homeplug is the Duplex speed anyway isnt it ?, so you would only get a max 100Mb anyway.

cwtaylor

I can confirm that this cable does not get more than 100mbps. On a … I can confirm that this cable does not get more than 100mbps. On a gigabit router with only 100mb connection.


No point then - outdated technology :-(

Ordered. Hot for me

Just what we need for hubby2b's xbox seeing as we're relocating the tv to the other side of the room!
Thanks OP!

Thats a good price for Cat5e...

I've just ordered some Cat6e for a very reasonable price of £4.45 on ebay, item number: 310254813405 <--search on ebay with that number to see
20M Gigabit CAT6e RJ45 Ethernet Network LAN Cable Lead

Would of posted link up for you all but the site wont let me.

I just figured if your going to be going to the trouble of re wiring some network in your house, for the sake of an extra couple of quid its best to future proof yourself and minimise any throughput loss with the cable.

You see one of the important factors when going to Cat6/Cat6e is the extra protection/insulation around the cable/wires which minimises interferance on them.
No point in spending 30 minutes doing a network install in your home only to be doing it all over again in 6 months when you want more speed or want better cable.

I currently have 20m of cat5e and i get a max 10MB over that cable which works out to around 100mbs which im not happy with on my NAS Drive so i'm going to upgrade the cable and im hoping to see at least 20MB sec.

Wouldn't touch Safekom. Here's why.

I bought a laptop stand / cooling fan from them on eBay. It arrived fine but stopped working after a couple of weeks. They sent me a replacement, it arrived broken. So they sent a third unit, it arrived broken too. I think they've either received a batch of damaged units from China, or they're not packaging them properly when shipping. Either way, at least they started off on the right foot by replacing. But then they started trying to seriously rip me off. Have a look..


From: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:47 AMTo: … From: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:47 AMTo: [email protected]: Faulty itemHi there,This is item is faulty - the fans do not work.Please advise warranty procedure.Regards,qwerta369On Thu 03 Feb 2011 11:33 GMT [email protected] wrote:Hi,Please send us your confirm name and posting address, we will replace it for you.We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.com-----Original Message-----From: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 9:25 PMTo: [email protected]: RE: Faulty item qwerta369,address,address,address ,address .From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 3 February, 2011 16:46:36Subject: Re: qwerta369 ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''replacement''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''L6-FBHi,We will send you replacement item to the address below.qwerta369,address,address,address ,address .We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:06 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369 ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''replacement''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''L6-FBHi,Replacement received but it is damaged. 3 out of the 4 hinges are broken (I just took it out of the box and found it broken).Please resend but please check first that it is not damaged.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 10 February, 2011 14:00:45Subject: RE: qwerta369 '''''''''''''''''Hi,We are not sending damage items to the customers, it’s broken between deliveries, if you willing we will issue you refund.Please advice.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:02 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369 '''''''''''''''''OK, please refund. Or ship an alternative model.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 10 February, 2011 14:20:11Subject: RE: qwerta369 '''''''''''''''''Hi,We will issue you refund. We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:26 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369 '''''''''''''''''To be honest I'd just prefer a working unit. Can I top up whatever I paid so that I can receive a better quality model that will not break?From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 10 February, 2011 14:30:47Subject: qwerta369''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''replacement''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''L6-FBHi,Ok no problem, we will send you another cooling fan to the address below.qwerta369,address,address,address ,address .We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:34 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''replacement''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''L6-FBOk, can it be a different model please (a stronger model that will not break in transit) - I don't mind topping up a bit extra money if necessary.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 10 February, 2011 15:13:58Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,This is the high quality fan in all. Hopefully you will get it fine this time.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369To: [email protected]: Thu, 10 February, 2011 15:26:08Subject: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''I'm really not confident in the build quality of this model, and I would prefer a different one. Please could you give me a link to the alternative models available? Thank you.From: qwerta369To: [email protected]; Date: Fri, 18 February, 2011 23:22:52Cc: Subject: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''Could I have a reply please.-----Original Message-----From: qwerta369Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:06 PMTo: [email protected]: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''I did say that I'm not confident in the quality of this model, and I askedyou for a link to page with suitable alternatives.On Sat 19 Feb 2011 12:52 GMT [email protected] wrote:Hi,Yes, but the one was already sent to your address before your email. We arehere to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.com -----Original Message-----From: qwerta369Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:27 PMTo: [email protected]: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''I cannot believe this!!I received the replacement today and ALL FOUR of the hinges are broken! Thisis what must have happened - you must have received stock of these itemsfrom China and the entire stock must have been dropped or suffered a fall orotherwise got damaged. This is really not good enough!Please send me an alternative model - I don't want any more of this model because I do not trust the quality. If you want me to pay more for a better,stronger model then I will. But PLEASE no more of these damaged units!From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Wed, 23 February, 2011 11:43:22Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,Sorry for the inconvenience, its damage in the delivery, we sent the entirefans new one. Send me the item number or link the one you want then I willtell you about the extra payment.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.com From: qwerta369Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:50 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''http://safekom.com/Code/prd_det/13348.htmlFrom: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Thu, 24 February, 2011 12:57:16Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,Please advice if you willing we will issue you refund and also please send us the pictures of the 4 fans.We are here to help you.Best Regards,Ajmhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:05 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''I don't want a refund, I want the item here:http://safekom.com/Code/prd_det/13348.htmlThe item linked to above is slightly different (though very similar) - so hopefully will not arrived broken like the previous ones you have sent me.Pictures of damaged items:goo.gl/2Mtl8goo.gl/jEWIjgoo.gl/pusACgoo.gl/6vM7wFrom: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Fri, 25 February, 2011 11:21:46Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,Pay 3.00 GBP to [email protected] and then send us name and posting address to send you another one.We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:55 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''3.00 GBP? The model I bought is £4.41 Inc VAT (three faulty units received). The model I want is £5.23 Inc VAT. The difference is 0.82 GBP. From where do you get 3.00 GBP? I hope you're not trying to rip me off.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Fri, 25 February, 2011 17:40:10Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,The difference is 2.50 GBP OK? So you need you pay 3.00 GBP. See the attachment.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:52 AMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''Right, so you're selling on eBay for more expensive than on your website. Why?Secondly, if the difference is 2.50 GBP, how do you calculate that I need to pay 3.00 GBP?From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Fri, 25 February, 2011 20:32:23Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,So why not you buy items from our website?And the 0.50p is not a big issue. We sent you 4 fans but its damaged in the post which is not our mistake.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 2:28 AMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''Nice attitude. Because I didn't know your website existed until after I bought from ebay.Are you admitting that the extra 50p is pure profiteering and ripping me off? You sent the first item which broke after a short period of use - all subsequent replacements arrive damaged. You failed to properly check them prior to dispatch, despite this being a specific request of mine.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Sat, 26 February, 2011 11:01:03Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,In future buy items from our website (www.etradehouse.com), there you will get better prices.Please advice what can I for you now.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:12 PMTo: [email protected]: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''What you can do for me is answer my questions.From: "[email protected]" To: qwerta369Sent: Sat, 26 February, 2011 11:19:04Subject: RE: qwerta369'''''''''''Hi,Pay the extra payment 2.50 GBP and let me know with your name and posting address.We are here to help you.Best Regards,O'Brienhttp://safekom.comFrom: qwerta369To: [email protected]; Date: Sun, 27 February, 2011 9:43:00Cc: Subject: Re: qwerta369'''''''''''Being that on your website the model I bought is £4.41 (though you failed to provide me a unit that works), the model I want to replace it with is £5.23, I feel that the difference of £0.82 should be paid by you, not by me. I certainly do not agree with paying the £2.50 figure, nor the inflated £3.00 figure which you plucked from the air.

Original Poster

qwerta369

Wouldn't touch Safekom. Here's why.I bought a laptop stand / cooling fan … Wouldn't touch Safekom. Here's why.I bought a laptop stand / cooling fan from them on eBay. It arrived fine but stopped working after a couple of weeks. They sent me a replacement, it arrived broken. So they sent a third unit, it arrived broken too. I think they've either received a batch of damaged units from China, or they're not packaging them properly when shipping. Either way, at least they started off on the right foot by replacing. But then they started trying to seriously rip me off. Have a look..


Just bad luck for you.. They tried replacing it for free...

Edited by: "muzzzzzzzzzy" 28th Feb 2011

this will go more than 100mb its Cat5e. if your only getting 100mb then its likely to be your network card is only rated to 100mb.
100mb is more than ample for your home you will never use 10th of it on average. your adsl/cable connections will be the bottle neck.

Wouldn't touch this. Bought one of these of Safekom before and the thing never worked. Sent a replacement and that didn't work , sent another replacement also didn't work. Said i'd get a refund 4 months on i'm still waiting.

muzzzzzzzzzy

Just bad luck for you.. They tried replacing it for free...



I'd expect it to be replaced for free - the item only lasted two weeks. The problem is when they openly and arrogantly tried to rip me off, which was completely unjustified. My only assumption is that wanted me to share their loss due to their supply of faulty / damaged goods. They also began to get quite rude, as you can see.

Original Poster

chiners_68

this will go more than 100mb its Cat5e. if your only getting 100mb then … this will go more than 100mb its Cat5e. if your only getting 100mb then its likely to be your network card is only rated to 100mb.100mb is more than ample for your home you will never use 10th of it on average. your adsl/cable connections will be the bottle neck.


Yah, look for the bottleneck elsewhere

Original Poster

gother

Wouldn't touch this. Bought one of these of Safekom before and the thing … Wouldn't touch this. Bought one of these of Safekom before and the thing never worked. Sent a replacement and that didn't work , sent another replacement also didn't work. Said i'd get a refund 4 months on i'm still waiting.


I had a similar problem with a cable from Broadband Buyer, i traced it to the connector joint, i don't think it was connected very well. This deal is good just for the cabling

chiners_68

this will go more than 100mb its Cat5e. if your only getting 100mb then … this will go more than 100mb its Cat5e. if your only getting 100mb then its likely to be your network card is only rated to 100mb.100mb is more than ample for your home you will never use 10th of it on average. your adsl/cable connections will be the bottle neck.



Thanks for the input but my bottleneck is not my network card or router as i have a gigabit 1000mb card and a Virgin Gigabit super router.
My cable speed is 50MB but im not talking about my internet speed, i was talking about transfers from PC gigabit to NAS Drive on a gigabit router.
I do a lot of transfering 8GB+ HD movie files around from PC to NAS Drive and trust me i do use / need the speed.



The loss in speed is the quality of crappy cat 5e cable im using...

qwerta369

I'd expect it to be replaced for free - the item only lasted two weeks. … I'd expect it to be replaced for free - the item only lasted two weeks. The problem is when they openly and arrogantly tried to rip me off, which was completely unjustified. My only assumption is that wanted me to share their loss due to their supply of faulty / damaged goods. They also began to get quite rude, as you can see.



Sorry for your bad experience but i have to say that laptop coller looked cheap and shoddy to start with...

Also i would find it a little harder for some cables to get as damaged...

Get a full refund like they offered & buy the other one?

qwerta369

I'd expect it to be replaced for free - the item only lasted two weeks. … I'd expect it to be replaced for free - the item only lasted two weeks. The problem is when they openly and arrogantly tried to rip me off, which was completely unjustified. My only assumption is that wanted me to share their loss due to their supply of faulty / damaged goods. They also began to get quite rude, as you can see.

muzzzzzzzzzy

Yah, look for the bottleneck elsewhere



1000mb Virgin super router
1000mb Network card
1000mb Nas Drive
crappy cat5e cable

Can you see the bottleneck now..? lol

Savo

Get a full refund like they offered & buy the other one?



I'm waiting for their reply to my most recent email. Unless they agree to send me a better model for all the inconvenience I'm going to take a full refund and buy elsewhere.

qwerta369

Wouldn't touch Safekom. Here's why.



If you weren't confident in the build quality after the second broken unit, I would have just taken a full refund and looked elsewhere... instead you got into a protracted debate about 50p? It's a frankly bizarre exchange - sure your request was reasonable enough, but is it reasonable in the context of a company that is unable to send a working fan?

I know what everyone's saying about Cat5e and gig speeds, but I guarantee this cheap crap will only connect at 100mbps.

RJK3

If you weren't confident in the build quality after the second broken … If you weren't confident in the build quality after the second broken unit, I would have just taken a full refund and looked elsewhere... instead you got into a protracted debate about 50p? It's a frankly bizarre exchange - sure your request was reasonable enough, but is it reasonable in the context of a company that is unable to send a working fan?



I think you've misread the email exchange.

After they sent me a second unit, which arrived faulty, I said I want another model and offered to pay the difference.

They ignored me and sent the same model again, which also arrived broken.

I then asked again for another model. The price difference, according to their website is 82p. However, on eBay they price differently and the difference is not 82p it's £2.50. But instead of asking for £2.50 they say they want £3.00. When I ask how come, they say "The difference is 2.50 GBP OK? So you need you pay 3.00 GBP. ..the 0.50p is not a big issue. ". What sense does that make?

It's pure arrogance.

Would this cable be suitable for connecting my Freesat HD box to a BT Hub 2 router for the purposes of using the built in iPlayer, or do I need better spec cable?
I did have it running on homeplug adapters, but they only lasted a short time, as they did get incredibly hot, so I think I'd rather go with a cable now.

Original Poster

HAL2000

Would this cable be suitable for connecting my Freesat HD box to a BT Hub … Would this cable be suitable for connecting my Freesat HD box to a BT Hub 2 router for the purposes of using the built in iPlayer, or do I need better spec cable?I did have it running on homeplug adapters, but they only lasted a short time, as they did get incredibly hot, so I think I'd rather go with a cable now.


Yeah, should be fine.

dcx_badass

Great seller, used them a number of times over the past few years with no … Great seller, used them a number of times over the past few years with no problems at all. Usually the cheapest as well.



Seconded. Although I'm sure 'qwerta369' and 'gother' would disagree - I can see where you guys are coming from, but I haven't had such shoddy service from them myself.

As for the deal, voted hot.

qwerta369

After they sent me a second unit, which arrived faulty, I said I want … After they sent me a second unit, which arrived faulty, I said I want another model and offered to pay the difference.They ignored me and sent the same model again, which also arrived broken.



Yeah, no doubt it's been frustrating to deal with them - I guess my attitude is you shouldn't bother trying with some people, especially when it's just going to get you incensed when they inevitably don't understand. Anyway, I'm sure the refund will go through!

For a few quid delivered this is great buy.

cwtaylor

I can confirm that this cable does not get more than 100mbps. On a … I can confirm that this cable does not get more than 100mbps. On a gigabit router with only 100mb connection.



Why would you expect to get more than 100mbps out of it if you are only routing a 100mbps signal through it?

fablanta

Why would you expect to get more than 100mbps out of it if you are only … Why would you expect to get more than 100mbps out of it if you are only routing a 100mbps signal through it?



huh?

For the record both my card and my router are full gigabit and other devices on the network reflect this. You can tell it is bad stuff as the cable can be squished flat with your fingers.

Original Poster

cwtaylor

For the record both my card and my router are full gigabit and other … For the record both my card and my router are full gigabit and other devices on the network reflect this. You can tell it is bad stuff as the cable can be squished flat with your fingers.


Maybe cause it's stranded cable...

great price, just bought 5, HOT

Chinny_racoon

If it's Cat5e then it will support Gigabit.



Yes, but only over short ranges.

I've terminated Cat-5e cables that are >30m and they have supported 125mbits no problem what-so-ever so no reason why this shorter cable shouldn't be able to cope with it! (Spec even stipulates cable runs up to 100m should be fine)
You do however need to be a lot more careful with your routing of the cable, obviously Cat-5e is going to be far more susceptible to crosstalk that Cat-6.

IS this waterproof? i want 2 take it from the lounge to the bedrrom via thew outside wall?

II WATTS II

1000mb Virgin super router1000mb Network card1000mb Nas Drivecrappy cat5e … 1000mb Virgin super router1000mb Network card1000mb Nas Drivecrappy cat5e cableCan you see the bottleneck now..? lol



Are you sure the bottleneck isn't the NAS? What model is it? If you've had higher speed using a different cable in the past then ignore this post, but you'll find just because the NAS has a gigabit connection, doesn't mean it can run at anything like gigabit speeds. The most expensive NASs (Synology / QNAP) transfer at around 35MB/s (280mbps). I remember I had an old Icybox NAS and the max transfer was 4MB/s (32mbps). Since then I upgraded to a WHS and that really does transfer at true gigabit speeds.
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