Insignia™ - Cat-5/5e RJ-45 In-Line Coupler - Black

Optimize your networking capabilities with this Insignia™ NS-PNWIC50 RJ-45 in-line coupler that extends the length of 2 Ethernet 10/100Base-T Cat-5 or Cat-5e cables and features a straight-through wiring configuration to suit your needs.
$9.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Insignia™ Cat-5/5e RJ-45 In-Line Coupler

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (787 out of 804)

Features


Extends the length of 2 Ethernet 10/100Base-T Cat-5 or Cat-5e cables

For use with your existing cables.

Meets Cat-5/5e requirements

To promote efficient performance.

Straight-through wiring configuration

To accommodate your needs.


Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed!

    Posted
    Stealth4V
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    You don't see these things around very often anymore so I had a bit of a hard time finding one. Finally I went to Best Buy and they had them. I purchased two and used them to connect three ethernet cables together bc I needed more length and didn't want to spend money buying a longer cable when I have a box at home of standard sizes (since one usually comes with everything computer related that you buy these days). I was having trouble with a wireless device losing the WiFi signal and going out almost daily, so I decided to run a cable and just hard wire it the old fashioned way. They did the trick. They worked perfectly with no loss of signal anymore. My device stays on all the time. I was concerned that since I used more than one coupler it would affect the signal current but it doesn't. Moral of the story....being that we have and use so many wireless devices these days, go old school and use cheap couplers like this one to directly connect some of the devices in your home. At least the ones that you don't have to move around, like pc's, smart tv's, security cameras, etc. You will save money and reduce the strain on your wireless network by freeing up bandwidth. Sometimes when it comes to technology, as with many things in the world nowadays, newer isn't always better. So just hide the wires and do it the old fashioned way when you can. Then we can stop paying to constantly upgrade our Internet speed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ethernet Cable and Coupler

    Posted
    Becca
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    I have a piece of equipment that I use in my psychotherapy practice that includes an Ethernet cable that must be plugged in vertically with the cable hanging down. (The other end is built into another piece of equipment so I cannot replace the cable.) Unfortunately, the little piece of plastic that held the cable in place in place broke off. Because of this, the cable would just fall out when I tried to plug it in. Each time I set up the equipment, I have had to use tape to secure it. What a pain! Then I got the coupler and a short Ethernet cable. Now I can plug the compromised cable into the coupler and secure it with electrical tape and leave it that way. Then, when I need to set up the equipment, I plug the new Ethernet cable into the coupler and then plug the other end vertically into the piece of equipment and it holds its place because it has the little plastic piece that holds it there. Now I can set up my equipment in a few minutes without worrying that the cable will fall out of its place during a treatment session. Very happy with the coupler and cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent , reasonably priced.

    Posted
    Mrod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Got the job done , allowed them (DirecTV) for first time in 10+ years to register/establish an internet connection to this specific DVR after losing home tel line to another office device 10 years ago. Able to connect home router to my DirecTV HD DVR using this handy coupler x 3, and allow easy browsing of their movie library, pick my favorite adventure/drama/war movies to watch. Needed 3 of these couplers to bridge the gap from TV area to router room in basement and the price for each coupler was reasonably priced. The electronics person was extremely helpful in finding this coupler and getting the needed footage of cat cabling to make all this happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flopped Coupler

    Posted
    xxxMysterionxxx
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had gotten this coupler in hopes of being able to couple two Insignia Cat6 Ethernet cables. Unfortunately, on my end, it did not work at all. I had the coupler connect a 14' Ethernet and an 8' Ethernet cable. I did notice that the rating for the Ethernet coupler was set for a Cat5/Cat5e. This could very well be my mistake, however, it was the only Ethernet coupler available and offered. The build of it was plastic, felt like if you hit it hard it would break easily. Would not recommend for anyone planning on joining two Cat6 Ethernet cables. The purpose on my end was to create a hard wire connection to the Xbox One S. Ended up returning the adapter and buying a 25' Cat6 Insignia Ethernet cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These Cat5 couplers work well -- and come in handy

    Posted
    MrDavv
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These are good couplers that can extend your CAT5 ethernet cables if you find the one you have to be too short. I used these at an IT event where cables were laid before furniture specifics were known. There were a couple instances where ethernet cables were too short. But NOT to worry! These Cat5 couplers worked as expected. I was able to connect an additional 15' CAT5 cable and had no problems. I use to have ones similar to this year back, but they must be in a box somewhere. They were convenient then, and then still are convenient today. If your ethernet cable is too short, I would recommend this product as it may save you time and money. The product seems durable and not flimsy. I just wish these were half the price :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good for only 10BASE-T

    Posted
    NETWizz

    Got a call for a customer having problems getting abysmal transfer speeds and experiencing file transfer errors etc. Upon troubleshooting I found what is perhaps the worst couplers produced. Actually I found they bought 8 of them off of which went promptly into the trash immediately resolving their issues! You can ignore the CAT 5 or CAT 5e Rating because they are NOT suitable for FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet... The product description is bogus.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi! Thank you so much for your honest review of this Cat-5/5e RJ-45 In-Line Coupler. If you ever need assistance, please contact us: https://www.insigniaproducts.com/contact-us. Louie L. Insignia Products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What we needed

    Posted
    Butters
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is exactly what we needed to make our Ethernet cable reach the other side of the house. With wifi every where and in almost every home things like this aren't as popular and they are difficult to find. You can order online and get it cheaper but who wants to wait for something to a tribe when you can get it now? It probably costs the same in the long run between shipping and your cars gas etc etc. this item and tv head phones are getting so hard to find which is dumb. So many people want these things but stores never carry enough options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple connector for a simple job

    Posted
    hohosleighrider
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    Connector was the answer to my " short-comings " of remembering that when ever you cut a cable, wire, conductor ; it always shrinks by 10 feet after the cut. What I thought was a good cable route => was not => so had to have an extention of shorts to make the cable install and cable route a more professional installation. It did the job in making my life better - overriding my shortage of cable after I cut the cable. SC

    I would recommend this to a friend





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