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AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable - 50 Feet (15.2 Meters)

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50 Feet/15.2 Meters
  • One 50-foot-long (15.2 meters) RJ45 Cat5e patch cable
  • Connects computers and peripherals such as printers to your Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Constructed with four UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable to minimize noise and interference, and durable outer PVC jacket
  • Distributed by Amazon; backed by one-year AmazonBasics warranty
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Technical Details

Size: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters
  • Brand Name: AmazonBasics
  • Model: 1
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Warranty: 1 year

Product Details

Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters
  • Product Dimensions: 600 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches ; 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001TH7GVO
  • Item model number: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (860 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 19, 2009

Product Description

Size: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters

AmazonBasics products are quality electronics accessories offered at a great value.

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Customer Reviews

I like the protective covers at each end of the cable on the plugs.
Shevi
The cable arrives in a simple box with no additional packaging (truly frustration free).
Patrick Rouse
Especially when you compare what big box stores like Best Buy charge for similar cables.
CSC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

135 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Ed TOP 100 REVIEWER on October 1, 2009
Size Name: 14 Feet/4.2 Meters
The AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet cable is an excellent value when compared to name-brand cables from the likes of Belkin and others. You get the same quality cables but for less money. You no longer have to take the risk of buying random generic cables in order to find the best value. My only reservation is that Amazon's warranty is an anemic 1 year. Belkin typically offers a lifetime warranty on their cables. Every now and then cables go bad, but it's pretty rare unless you abuse the connectors.

The PVC shielding is flexible enough so that you can wrap the cables easier. The RJ45 connector clips have a snag-free design so when pulling your cable from the tangled mess of other cables, it will not snag or break off. They are also gold-plated to resist corrosion but I have never had Ethernet cables corrode on me. I have crimped thousands of feet of Ethernet cables for work but none as nice as these.

Cat5e is limited to 328 feet, just like Cat5. Cat5e however, will support gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) better than Cat5 because of stricter specs on far end crosstalk. Gigabit Ethernet was designed for use with Cat5 but is more typically used in 10/100Base-T networks.

If you are looking for pre-made Ethernet cables, I highly recommend the AmazonBasics cables without any reservation whatsoever. All my future Ethernet cable purchases will only be AmazonBasics cables with the hope that they offer more color choices.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mace Thomas VINE VOICE on October 14, 2009
Size Name: 14 Feet/4.2 Meters Verified Purchase
Basic Review: Technical highlights are provided by others. When searching Amazon for network cables before coming across this one, I read other reviews by people who were disappointed with their purchases. This was because they thought that they were getting something similar to this product, when in fact, what they were getting was custom made or just the individual pieces. If you are looking for a no hassle network cable just like you would find in a retail store, then look no further. Not only are there no problems, but this cable is much cheaper than you would find in an ordinary store. I am currently using it as I type this review.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Ed TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 29, 2009
Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet cable is an excellent value when compared to name-brand cables from the likes of Belkin and others. You get the same quality cables but for less money. You no longer have to take the risk of buying random generic cables in order to find the best value. My only reservation is that Amazon's warranty is an anemic 1 year. Belkin typically offers a lifetime warranty on their cables. Every now and then cables go bad, but it's pretty rare unless you abuse the connectors.

The PVC shielding is flexible enough so that you can wrap the cables easier. The RJ45 connector clips have a snag-free design so when pulling your cable from the tangled mess of other cables, it will not snag or break off. They are also gold-plated to resist corrosion but I have never had Ethernet cables corrode on me. I have crimped thousands of feet of Ethernet cables for work but none as nice as these.

Cat5e is limited to 328 feet, just like Cat5. Cat5e however, will support gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) better than Cat5 because of stricter specs on far end crosstalk. Gigabit Ethernet was designed for use with Cat5 but is more typically used in 10/100Base-T networks.

I have no complaints about the frustration-free packaging. I disagree with the other reviewer about these cables being "unbreakable" but I do agree that Amazon could have just put a label on the box rather than wrapping the box with more cardboard.

If you are looking for pre-made Ethernet cables, I highly recommend the AmazonBasics cables without any reservation whatsoever. All my future Ethernet cable purchases will only be AmazonBasics cables with the hope that they offer more color choices.
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51 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Zhivago on December 8, 2009
Size Name: 14 Feet/4.2 Meters Verified Purchase
Cable is fine - no problems. The design of the plug, however, is a bit of a bother. The flexible, beige protector tab coming from the cable side of the plug makes sense - it is there (presumably) to protect the clear tab at the top of the plug - the one that "clicks" when you insert the cable into the jack. The problem is, the beige protector tab is too long. So when you plug it into certain jacks, the beige protector tab is not only in the way, it makes it more difficult to press down on the clear, clicking tab so you can take the plug out of the jack.

What should be a "benefit" wasn't tested in enough jacks. The packaging might be "frustration-free," but the product itself has frustration built in. Not a big deal, but I won't buy this cable again.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 15, 2010
Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters
I use this Ethernet Cable to connect my Roku to my computer to stream Netflix. The connection cable is very solid, unlike other cables that don't fit right. Streaming is great and I haven't had a problem at all. Excellent price too!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Lee Wesselmann TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 2, 2009
Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Amazon's ethernet patch cable connects well and solidly, although the little rubber nub that protects the tab makes it slightly difficult to remove the first few times because, at least on my computer, the rubber nub jammed up against the computer. Once it softened a bit, it worked well, both to remove the cable and to protect my fingers.

At 50 feet, this cable is intended for hardwired connections in different rooms or to thread in the walls/under the floor. For most uses in wireless households, the length is overkill; however, many devices still require non-wireless connections to a router, and for those, this is perfect.

But it's still just a patch cable. Nothing special. The Frustration-Free packaging was welcome: the most difficult part to open was label that acted as a seal. You get a plain brown cardboard box containing a coiled cable secured with a single twist tie. No plastic bags or blister packs. The only strange part was that the cardboard box came packed inside another, fairly large cardboard box.

For an affordable, no-frills ethernet cable, this is a good choice.

-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann
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