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RiteAV - Cat5e Network Ethernet Cable - Blue - 50 ft.
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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)
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.
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.
I purchased the cable because it was inexpensive and I planned to use it in a different way. My plan was to use it as bulk wire, cut it and prepare custom length cables with a crimping tool.
As some reviewers point out, this cable does not meet Cat5e standards. The cable's wires were not in twisted pairs but in very thin strands. The colors on the wire casings were non-standard. They were all in solid colors and difficult to distinguish. Standard Cat5e cables are arranged in four twisted pairs - blue/white-blue, orange/white-orange, green/white-green, and brown/white-brown with conductors of a thicker gauge than these.
Needless to say, it was impossible to crimp these cables and I wasted my money.
It is understandable why some reviewers found these cables neither durable nor reliable.
The cable is not of good quality but at the $5.00 price, it might be worth a try as a patch cable.
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Good cable that does the job. I used it to get internet connection to my old Xbox 360 that doesn't have wireless capabilities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Sanchez
This wire is perfect for what I needed. I needed it to run from a bedroom down the hall and to the computer room. Read morePublished 3 months ago by DarklingDuck
Does the job extremely well. Really long cord to make the trip from point A to pint B.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was great for connecting to the modem in an adjacent room. Good quality material and arrived sooner than expected.Published 3 months ago by s.mashet