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    Best Ethernet cable?

    This is a discussion on Best Ethernet cable? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; any idea wat model/type of cable is best for net connection? ________ Herbal vaporizers...

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      any idea wat model/type of cable is best for net connection?
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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      ermm - an ethernet cable - lol no particular make - they are not like scart or audio where you can get supposedly high quality ones at vastly inflated prices. Like you were advised in the other thread, check what length you need and go to pcworld and get ripped off - alternatively get one of ebay for buttons.
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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      ^^^ what would i get for 2 big buttons, 1 popper and a broken zip ! ()

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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      a least a 20m cable


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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      Excelent, i may even take down a couple of hairy sweets from the back of the sofa and see if i can get the connectors as well

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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      Hi, I'm wanting to extend my current ethernet connection by about 20 metres. I presume the neatest solution is CAT5e with a couple of RJ45 faceplates. What I want to know is whether I would be able to tell the difference between FTP and UTP Cat5e on this length, considering there is only going to be a single cable (presumable therefore no cross-talk issues). I need the cable to be external grade and black and at the moment UTP seems to be the only one that is available (at a sensible price).

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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      FTP has a metal foil screen (or shield) around the wires, UTP has no shielding.

      Most of the protection from interference comes from the "twisted-pair" configuration, and putting an addition metal foil shield doesn't have much benefit really. In fact, the presence of a conductive shield around the wires can actually have a detrimental effect on the signalling characteristics of the cable.

      I recommend you use unshielded (UTP) cable, and only use a shielded (FTP or STP) cable when the cable is used in extremely electrically noisy environments which you're not likely to encounter in a domestic environment.

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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      Thanks James - UTP cable on order.

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      Re: Best Ethernet cable?

      I saw a Fast Cat 5 (Ethernet) cable, extra headroom apparently. I just ordered a longer one myself.

     

     

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