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    Best place to buy long lengths of ethernet cable?

    Hi, I want to run Ethernet cables from router in front room to PC in back room and to Xbox One in upstairs back bedroom. Any advice where the best place would be for made up cables of this sort of length? Thanks.

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    Purchased ours from eBay , any length you like

    Here

    Bought a few now. Quality is ok sleeving is a little thin (but good if it's been hidden under skiting). Good prices.

    Cpc

    When my lad need one to run from one end of the house to another he ordered his from cabling4less. Hes now moved his computer up into his bedroom and we didnt want the cables all over the house so hes just bought some powerline adapters. He got a triple pack and has his gaming computer in one room and his brothers xbox in another.

    Banned

    Buy a roll of 300m and some RJ45's and crimper. Then you can make up your own, isn't hard and plenty of guides on the net. You can then sell lengths of it on eBay to rocoup some of the initial purchase costs.

    Have you thought about having a powerline adaptor? It'll make the place more neat, unless you hide the wires really well.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    HereBought a few now. Quality is ok sleeving is a little thin (but good … HereBought a few now. Quality is ok sleeving is a little thin (but good if it's been hidden under skiting). Good prices.



    Thanks.

    PenguinsForAll

    Have you thought about having a powerline adaptor? It'll make the place … Have you thought about having a powerline adaptor? It'll make the place more neat, unless you hide the wires really well.



    And a much slower connection. Ethernet cables can easily be run externally if it's difficult to hide inside and that way you'll also have a full speed gigabit on your internal network seeing as most devices now come with gigabit NIC's.

    Uridium

    And a much slower connection. Ethernet cables can easily be run … And a much slower connection. Ethernet cables can easily be run externally if it's difficult to hide inside and that way you'll also have a full speed gigabit on your internal network seeing as most devices now come with gigabit NIC's.



    Yes it's slower than a gigabit ethernet, but so is any WiFi. For simple streaming, downloading etc, powerlines are excellent, and much better than any wifi for gaming.

    Ideally i'd love to have an ethernet cable secretly hidden away throughout my house, but that's not very easy or fast to do. Instead I bought a powerline kit, plugged one into the router and one next to my PS4 in the living room, took 2 minutes.

    Cpc Farnell

    Depends on the length you need and the path you want to take it on.
    If your planning on drilling it through walls then I'd second making the ends yourself as you can use smaller holes and just cut the cable to length.
    As for premade cables just use whichever is cheapest at the right length and supports the speeds you want/need.
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