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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 (984 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I like the protective covers at each end of the cable on the plugs.
Shevi
Especially when you compare what big box stores like Best Buy charge for similar cables.
CSC
It's just like it's pictured - easy to open the box and get to work using the cable.
John M. Sullivan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

138 of 140 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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44 of 48 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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29 of 34 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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54 of 68 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shevi on October 25, 2009
Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I run half of my home computer network wirelessly and the other half on Cat5 cables, which allow for greater security and higher speeds than WiFi. The AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable seems to be as fast as any of the cables I've used. The white color blends in with my white walls in places where I cannot hide cables behind furniture and equipment.

The price of this cable is comparable to other online stores and less than most brick-and-mortar stores. The Amazon packaging is nice in that it comes straight out the box without having to cut any plastic to free it and without anything hard to untie. I like the protective covers at each end of the cable on the plugs. They should stop the plastic tabs from breaking off, a problem I've experienced with other cables. As for durability, only time will tell.
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