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AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable (14 Feet/4.2 Meters)

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  • Connects computers and peripherals such as printers to your Local Area Network (LAN)
  • RJ45 connectors offer universal connectivity to computers and network components, such as routers, switch boxes, network printers, and network attached storage devices.
  • Capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (or to 1 Gigabit per second)
  • Features RJ45 connectors with gold plating for accurate data transfer; Surrounded by a durable outer PVC jacket
  • Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty

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Product Description

Size: 14 Feet/4.2 Meters

Product Description

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The AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable connects computers to network components in a wired Local Area Network (LAN). Intended for use in the home or office, this Cat5e Patch Cable meets more stringent standards than conventional Category 5 cables and is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (or to 1 Gigabit per second). Includes gold-plated connectors for high-quality, corrosion-free connectivity, and male RJ45 connectors for compatibility with network components including computers, printers, routers, and switch boxes.


The RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable provides data speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (equivalent to 1 Gigabit per second).

Recommended Uses:
  • Connecting computers to your wired Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Connecting your network attached storage, network printer, and other networked devices to your Local Area Network (LAN).

Technical Specifications:
  • Connector Type: RJ45 (8P8C)
  • Cable Length: 14 ft./4.2 m
  • Transfer Speed: 1000 Mbps (1 Gigabit/sec)
  • Jacket: PVC, gray
  • Connector Plating: Gold
  • Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]
  • Documentation: Helpful Hints [PDF]
Intended for Wired Home and Office Networks
The speed and quality of a wired LAN is largely determined by how fast data is transmitted between computers and network components. Whether you are sharing files on a Network Attached Server, printing from a network printer, or connecting several computers through a network switch, you will want to connect your devices with a cable that provides a fast and reliable connection.

The Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable is a cable assembly that consists of UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable with an RJ45 male connector crimped onto each end. This patch cord is used to provide connectivity between any two components that have RJ45 jacks. The cable's RJ45 connectors offer universal connectivity to computers and network components, such as routers, switch boxes, network printers, and network attached storage devices.

Built For Superior Network Speed and Reliable Connectivity
The Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable features RJ45 connectors with gold plating for accurate data transfer and reliability. This cable is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (or 1 Gigabit per second).

The faster the speed of your connections, the greater your network's ability to stream video, music, and other data that require high bandwidth. (Please note that your network's speed is determined by many factors in addition to the cables, including your router, switch boxes, and components.)

Manufactured for Accuracy and Longevity
The AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable is a 4PR UTP network cable, which means that it consists of four unshielded twisted pairs surrounded by a durable outer PVC jacket. UTP cabling systems are the most commonly deployed cable type in the United States because they minimize noise and interference that can degrade signal quality. They are used widely in airports, telecommunications systems, building and construction industries, and ATMs.

Slow data transfer and interference can be caused by one pair in a cable "bleeding" signals to another pair through a process known as induction or "crosstalk." This process can cause slow data transfer, or even completely inhibit the transfer of data signals. Crosstalk is minimized by the twisting of the pairs in the cable. Each pair is wound together for the purposes of canceling out noise that can interfere with the signal.

A Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable can also be referred to as a Network Cable, Computer Cable, Category 5e Cable, Ethernet Cable, or Data/LAN Cable.

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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste. In addition, the packaging materials that we do use are easily and frequently recycled, composted, or reused by our customers, and all the inks and dyes are biodegradable.

Warranty and Helpful Hints
This cable is backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty. To view the full AmazonBasics warranty, click here. If you are having trouble connecting your components with this cable, click here for the AmazonBasics Cat5e Helpful Hints Guide [PDF].

What's in the Box
RJ45 Cat5e Ethernet patch cable (14 feet / 4.2 meters) and warranty card.



Product Information

Size:14 Feet/4.2 Meters

Technical Details

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Brand Name AmazonBasics
Item model number 1
Item Weight 8.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 168 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 168 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Color Light Grey

Additional Information

ASIN B001TH7GVE
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 1,918 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #13 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Ethernet Cables > Cat 5e Cables
#605 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available September 19, 2009

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Size: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters Verified Purchase
Good value for the price. The price of this Ethernet cable is amazing. I purchased this cable to route my internet connect from one side of my house to the other. The connectors with gold plating for stable data transfer. No loss of data or speed, as far as I can tell. I am happy with this purchase. The plugs are good quality than the regular blue Ethernet cables as they have a plastic protection guard that helps make sure the plastic tab doesn't break off when you try to route they through tight areas. Also, this cable came in pretty good packaging and shipping was very fast. Highly recommend!
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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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Size: 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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Size: 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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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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Size: 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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