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Belkin Cat5e Assembled UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 2m £1.29 (Prime members) £2.28 (Non Prime) @ Amazon

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Posted 18th Apr
  • Exceeds the performance requirement of Category 5e
  • Ideal in conjunction with 10 and 100 Base-T networks
  • Comes with 50-micron gold plated connectors to ensure a clean and clear transmission
  • This product is guaranteed for life
  • PowerSum tested
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How come they still make these when CAT 6 and 7 are available? Any reason to not go for the others?
Danze198411 m ago

How come they still make these when CAT 6 and 7 are available? Any reason …How come they still make these when CAT 6 and 7 are available? Any reason to not go for the others?


Because for most networks, people still have 1000 Mb network equipment. While Cat6 and 7 are obviously better, the average home user will never see a difference as most “runs” will be less than 100metres. Cat5e is fine.

Tl;dr. They still make and sell them because they are fine for most people.
Edited by: "jf1010" 18th Apr
Aye cat5e is fine for 1gb, no need to pay more.
A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way of router cables without having to destroy walls and flooring?
marshall-stephens8 m ago

A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way …A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way of router cables without having to destroy walls and flooring?


Lift carpet and route next to the gripper or sometimes you can push the cable under the skirting if there is a gap.
Edited by: "LiGhTfasT" 18th Apr
marshall-stephens18/04/2019 19:43

A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way …A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way of router cables without having to destroy walls and flooring?


Another & much easier way is to use powerline adapters instead - these carry your internet connection via your internal electricity cabling & are usually used in pairs (or more if required) - examples...

Standard pair (£25): amazon.co.uk/TL-…IMC

Pass-through ones - useful if you're running out of mains plug sockets (£41): amazon.co.uk/TL-…ZTI
Crossbow18/04/2019 22:31

Another & much easier way is to use powerline adapters instead - these …Another & much easier way is to use powerline adapters instead - these carry your internet connection via your internal electricity cabling & are usually used in pairs (or more if required) - examples...Standard pair (£25): https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-PA4010KIT-Powerline-Configuration-Required-UK/dp/B01BECPIMCPass-through ones - useful if you're running out of mains plug sockets (£41): https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-PA4020PKIT-Passthrough-Powerline-Configuration-Required/dp/B01M16AZTI


I've found these a bit hit-and-miss. I think it all depends on the wiring in your house. They don't work well in multi-plugs either from my experience.
marshall-stephens3 h, 43 m ago

A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way …A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way of router cables without having to destroy walls and flooring?


If the run is relatively short you could use flat cables and run neatly around skirting or under carpet.
Mark_Houghton18/04/2019 23:12

I've found these a bit hit-and-miss. I think it all depends on the wiring …I've found these a bit hit-and-miss. I think it all depends on the wiring in your house. They don't work well in multi-plugs either from my experience.


Works fine for most people & for sheer ease of use & convenience, they're definitely worth a go (easy returns with Amazon if they don't work as expected).

Also, they should always be plugged directly into mains sockets only, so not to be used in multi-plugs or cable extensions of any kind - here's where the pass-through ones come in handy. Perhaps you only tried them with multi-plugs? If yes, there's the main cause of your problems.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 19th Apr
Crossbow6 h, 11 m ago

Works fine for most people & for sheer ease of use & convenience, they're …Works fine for most people & for sheer ease of use & convenience, they're definitely worth a go (easy returns with Amazon if they don't work as expected).Also, they should always be plugged directly into mains sockets only, so not to be used in multi-plugs or cable extensions of any kind - here's where the pass-through ones come in handy. Perhaps you only tried them with multi-plugs? If yes, there's the main cause of your problems.


Mine have always been plugged into an extension and I’ve never had issues. It needs to be as my BT socket is at the bottom of the stairs next to a single socket. Don’t know if it makes any difference that it’s one of these ones?
marshall-stephens18/04/2019 19:43

A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way …A little off topic, but anyone have any recommendations as to the best way of router cables without having to destroy walls and flooring?



My folks live in a bungalow so we got some external cable and routed it behind the guttering/facia so no need to trash walls. Worked fine.
LiGhTfasT18th Apr

Aye cat5e is fine for 1gb, no need to pay more.


Exactly, why spend more?
chuzzwuzzer19th Apr

My folks live in a bungalow so we got some external cable and routed it …My folks live in a bungalow so we got some external cable and routed it behind the guttering/facia so no need to trash walls. Worked fine.


Even I would prefer them in our walls it’s quite some work so went for the easy option as well.
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