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RiteAV - Cat5e Network Ethernet Cable - Blue - 50 ft.

by RiteAV
4.2 out of 5 stars 677 customer reviews

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Product Description

Used to Connect Computers, Switches, Routers, and other devices with Network Jacks. Made from High Grade Durable material. Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000V0ETA6
  • Item model number: 141160
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 677 customer reviews
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My son needed a cord to run X-Box Live. After looking at the cords that were specifically indicated for X-Box, I decided to just find a cord that was of the type needed. I found this very long blue cord that works great, and it's half the price of the other "X-Box" cords. Don't waste your money on those other cords. Buy this one. It reaches easily from my son's room to the computer in our office area.
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Sometimes I see reviews that say "low quality", then argue that the cable isn't carbon fiber reinforced with gold plated connectors, so it must be low quality. That's not the kind of "low quality" I mean. What I mean is that the cable fell apart after a month.

As a few other reviewers have said, the cable is fine _as long as you don't touch it_.

I use the cable 'on the go', I plug it in only when I need it. After a month of light to moderate usage, the plastic coating has separated from one of the connectors. That's probably a grand total of 20 connections/disconnections from the computer. Obviously, it's pretty low quality, regardless of your definition, regardless of how you're using it.

(I uploaded a picture of the broken cable so that you can see the issue)

Bottom line:

If the cable's just going to be sitting in a fixed location and never touched, and IF there's nothing in a similar price range that will suite your needs, this might be adequate.

For any other usage, get something else.
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I purchased this cable several months ago for a networking project in an academic laboratory environment. I definitely would not purchase this particular product again.

The cable DOES function, but it is cheaply made from weak materials: it kinks very easily, the clips that hold the connector in the device are flimsy and easily break off, and the cable jacket is much more easily damaged than on any other brand of Ethernet cable I have ever encountered.

As other reviewers have noted, this cable does not appear to be twisted pair upon disassembly. Twisted pair cabling is designed to reduce electromagnetic interference that would otherwise reduce the cable's ability to accurately transmit a signal. While the cable appears to function properly when used to connect a desktop computer to the building network, you may want to take this design flaw into account if the cable will be used to network sensitive devices.

For my next network project, I purchased the more expensive Mediabridge - Blue RJ45 Computer Networking Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable - (50 Feet) of the same length; the Mediabridge cable is of significantly higher durability and overall quantity. Unless cost is your primary concern, I would recommend the Mediabridge cable over this one.
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By Warriorpoet on December 12, 2009
Arrived in a timely manner, great price. The only negative I have is the outer casing for the wire is not very durable. Just don't try to close a door over it or it may cut into the casing, silly me...
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By J. Quilling on September 12, 2009
Product works great and was a great value. Similar products sell in stores for $40!I love it.
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My cable works fine, I've had no problems with it. Buyers should note that it is not the kind of ethernet cable with rubber casing over the connectors to prevent them from catching on things when you pull the cable. As long as you don't need that, this cable works fine.
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I was excited to get this cord for my laptop. Usually a cord like this would cost around $40, and here I only got it for around $6 after shipping and tax. I guess you get what you pay for. Some people might say you shouldn't complain for such a great price but the cord I received was just not worth buying, despite the great price.

NOTE: I'm very careful and gentle with things I buy. I mention this so that someone doesn't read the following and think I was rough with the cord when I was actually quite careful with it.

As soon as I took it out of the plastic I hooked it up to the modem and the laptop and it works fine. Then I notice the cord is falling apart at both ends. The blue plastic covering over the wires inside is broken at both ends where it's supposed to connect to the connector pieces. Over time this would lead to the wires inside breaking. I immediately taped this part of the wire to strengthen it. Then, later on, when I was done with the wire I removed it from the laptop. As I was removing it I pushed the little plastic "button" that releases the connector from the port. I was extra gentle at this point seeing the quality of the cord. Even so, the little plastic "button" immediately snapped off.

At this point the wire still works, though it now does not click in to the port and hold itself, so it can easily fall out.
I'll still be using it since I bought it and hopefully it will keep working, but the quality was a huge disappointment. You save a lot of money on this cord but it turns out to be very very easily broken even with careful use.
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It's an Ethernet cable. No noticeable slowdown in speed. It's a nice shade of blue.
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