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    what is the difference between Cat-5e and Cat-6 cables   (5 Answers)

    By Jd January 19, 2015.

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      the difference is speed. cat 5e has a max speed of 1 gigabit and cat 6 has a max speed of 10 gigabit. cat 6 only has that speed for up to about 160' over that and its only as fast as cat 5e

      By cable March 25, 2016.

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      Network Cat 5e cable 130 Ft   (4 Answers)

      Is it possible to buy longer network cable say 130 Ft? And cost? Allan

      By Allan December 16, 2015.

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        100' is the longest network cable that we make, but we do manufacture a couple that would allow you to connect another cable to the 100' one. The model number for the coupler is NS-PNWIC50. You can search that model number on Best Buy's website if you are interested.

        By InsigniaCustomerSupport December 17, 2015.

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      Can this ethernet cable connect my ATT internet modem to my streaming player?   (10 Answers)

      I have wireless ATT internet but when connected to the UTV top box player, it keeps buffering and I can't see the video. UTV box customer service suggested connecting ethernet cable directly from the ATT internet router to the UTB streaming player. Thanks for your help.

      By Wind May 16, 2015.

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        Yes, this product will work.

        By CommunityAnswer May 16, 2015.

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        Is this wiring made in USA / America   (1 Answer)

        By American June 8, 2017.

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          No, made in China, like most cables these days. You can buy bulk cable, but many of the connectors and cable shrouds come from China. Tested for continuity and on a gigabit link before installing. Was able to buy and install same day.

          By Edk2017 August 28, 2017.

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        Is this shielded or unshielded?   (3 Answers)

        By FlyTrue7 April 29, 2017.

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          Unshielded

          By Edk2017 August 28, 2017.

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        Geek Squad agent said we need an ethernet cable for stable connection, for my Brother HL 2200DW wireless printer. We have lost connectivity twice in the last 2 weeks. SPECIFICALLY what do I need, distance required to router is 3 feet or less.?   (4 Answers)

        By Sue April 2, 2017.

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          this 3 ft ethernet wire from Best Buy I used in my system is exactly what you need. I highly recommend it.

          By Montyk October 21, 2017.

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        Can this cable be run next to Romex house wiring for about a foot without worrying about damage to my device it's plugged in to?   (1 Answer)

        By ANTHONY February 24, 2017.

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          Really depends on what is going through Romex. I wouldn't install parallel to an A/C compressor feed, but would cross other lines perpendicular to the crossed line. The Ethernet cable is wired as 4 pair twisted cable to reduce common mode interference.

          By Edk2017 August 28, 2017.

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      • Question
        How many in a pack or is this just for one   (5 Answers)

        By Kev January 29, 2017.

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        Does this cable have an RJ11 connector or an RJ45 connector?   (5 Answers)

        By KJS313 January 4, 2017.

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        will this work with time warner modem ? I want to move my modem but not my computer.   (5 Answers)

        By Anonymous December 6, 2016.

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          Yes this will work with your Time Warner Modem!

          By Steph June 21, 2017.

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