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    Cat5e Stranded Or Solid Core

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      Cat5e Stranded Or Solid Core

      Hi people,

      First post here & just wanted to say that i'm glad i found this place since i've been on Sky Max 16mb.

      My question is, i'm looking to purchase a 10m ethernet cable & would like to know if there would be any difference in performance between a stranded or solid core cable.

      I'm currently wireless but would like to see if i would get better results hard wired.

      Appreciate any feedback


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      on 10 metre probably not a lot of difference
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      Solid won't cope well with being moved around much.

      Wired would always be my preference over wireless (I have an Ethernet connection to most rooms in my house).

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      as already stated 10m wouldnt matter, but if you are going to run wires that arent going to move. ie install wall network ports then definatly solid core is needed.

      i would get stranded for 10m.

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      Thanks for such a quick response, i wasn't expecting that

      The cable will be fitted, not moved. So i guess i'll go for a solid core.

      The fact their a bit cheaper also helps.

      Thanks again

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