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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2014
These are Cat6 cables...
They are black...
They are 1 foot long...
Used them to clean up some patch cabling...
They did not cause a problem...
Basically not exciting, but if you are looking for exciting in cables, you have bigger problems than reading reviews.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2013
Purchased this cable to replace another one I had purchased a few months ago from a different vendor that was falling out of my router because it would never "snap" into the backside connector. I thought it was the router, but this cable is solid and "snaps" into the connector. Great product, exceptional value and works great.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
High quality cable, does it's job well, have had no issues with connectivity or degradation of signal. Exactly what I needed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon January 23, 2015
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CAT5
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Cat 5 is the slowpoke of the bunch. It can handle 10/100 Mbps speeds (Fast Ethernet) at up to 100 MHz bandwidth.

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CAT5e
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Cat 5e (Cat 5 enhanced) is currently the most commonly used in new installations. A step above Cat 5, it can handle 1000 Mbps speeds (gigabit Ethernet) at 100 MHz.

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CAT6
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Category 6 is a major improvement over Cat 5e. It's really just the bee's knees. It's suitable for up to 10 gigabit Ethernet at 250 MHz. To even better tackle the issue of that pesky crosstalkin', Cat 6 cable has an internal separator that isolates pairs from one another. For those who want to "future-proof" their residential or commercial network as much as possible without a significant cost increase, Cat 6 is a great choice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2014
Recently, I switched my apartment ISP for the sake of a better/faster internet package, but the installers ended up placing the router under my roommate's faraway desk. Rather than succumbing to the sad wireless connection or moving the router and depriving my roommate of his new-found joy, I decided to buy a new lengthy Ethernet cable that could wrap around the walls of the room.

I decided to go with this cable for several reasons. First of all, its Cat6 rating makes it more future-proof than its Cat5e and earlier relatives. Its color is neutral and easier on the eyes than my previous bright-blue one. Finally, other reviewers claimed it was high build quality, which turned out to be more or less true.

Pros:
-50 ft is sufficient for most medium-large rooms (but measure first!)
-Pretty good cable quality; it seems to be thick but still flexible
-Neutral color that doesn't hurt the eyes

Cons:
-It doesn't audibly "click" into my Ethernet port (but it stays snug)

I ended up buying one more for another roommate of mine (who is even farther away from the router than me!) and we're both happily enjoying our new not-quite-as-fast-as-Google-Fiber-but-good-enough internet. It works well and isn't too expensive, so what are you waiting for?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon January 23, 2015
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CAT5
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Cat 5 is the slowpoke of the bunch. It can handle 10/100 Mbps speeds (Fast Ethernet) at up to 100 MHz bandwidth.

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CAT5e
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Cat 5e (Cat 5 enhanced) is currently the most commonly used in new installations. A step above Cat 5, it can handle 1000 Mbps speeds (gigabit Ethernet) at 100 MHz.

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CAT6
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Category 6 is a major improvement over Cat 5e. It's really just the bee's knees. It's suitable for up to 10 gigabit Ethernet at 250 MHz. To even better tackle the issue of that pesky crosstalkin', Cat 6 cable has an internal separator that isolates pairs from one another. For those who want to "future-proof" their residential or commercial network as much as possible without a significant cost increase, Cat 6 is a great choice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2014
So I had a ton of old cat5 cables that I had accumulated for years. After installing new hardware in my ManCave I decided to upgrade to Cat6 to see how much difference it would make. I am impressed, my network speed is up noticeably. As for these cables in particular, great quality and great price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2013
I cut the end off of the cable so I could run it through a hole in an external wall. I compared this cat6 cable to a spare length of cat5e cable. Of note was the higher number of twists of the cat6 pairs. To assure reduced crosstalk, the wire pairs are effectively separated with a very flexible plastic spline. I'm delighted with the high quality of the materials used...inside and out. I had no trouble installing a common strain relief and cat6 RJ-45 connector. For a long run, such as this 100-foot cable is intended, you really would be hard pressed to find a better built Gigabit Ethernet cable...at any price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon September 15, 2014
I remember the old days of buying Spools of Ethernet Cable and having to know the pinouts for either the network devices or phone systems that would be wired with this. The process wasn't complete without finishing the product with correctly wired and terminated RJ45 Cat Connectors using the essential RJ-45 Strip and Crimp Tool. What time was spent with this! What a difference being able to simply order cables like this as needed. They come in much better quality and diverse sizes. For sometime now, thankfully, it has not paid to do any of this yourself. In fact, with the speeds of Cat6 let's leave it to the pros like Cable Matters.

It means that each cable we use does not have a custom length. This 25 footer is usually a convenient size, but that can be dependent on your needs. Usually, they are a bit oversized the way we order them. However, sometimes they are too short and we have to join two cables, maybe this with a Cable Matters Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable (Black 14 Ft). That's when we have to use one of these handy gadgets: RJ45 Coupler. You can use either the regular RJ45 Couplers or the RJ45 Keystone Coupler for this. It's always great to keep a few on hand. I used these things last week to extend our network in a matter of minutes. Times have changed!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon July 26, 2014
This cable appears to be better quality than most cables that I have purchased in the past. The cable is thicker and has good quality protectors on the tabs and seems to be better quality overall.

Update (January 2015): I have had no issues with these since purchasing, they still work well and do what they suppose to do.

5 stars
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