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Best Ethernet Cable

Wolfyyyyy

11 days ago

What do you guys think the best Ethernet cable is (less than $10)? I know they all do literally the same thing but which one is the 'nicest'?

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  • 11 days ago
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Those were exactly what I was looking at!

  • 11 days ago
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You're welcome :)

  • 11 days ago
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Unless it's a faulty/unreliable cable, it generally doesn't matter for the average internet connection. Even an old CAT5 cable is more than capable of handling what a typical ISP offers for most home users. (Note that these cables are not truly gigabit-capable, which could be noticed during file transfers over LAN.)

If you want, though, CAT7 cables are available. Few home users would bother paying for the equipment that would benefit noticeably from using CAT7 over CAT6a or CAT6, or perhaps even CAT5e cables.

Use plenum cabling if you're putting them in the walls, especially in areas of ventilation. In the event of a fire, these would not release the quantity/types of toxins that normal cables would.

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