100 ft NIC RJ45 cable - $15

Siamskunk

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I'm definitely looking for one of these.

Is this a good Network cable to go?
thankx

edit: been there, s/h is free....kinda nice, also $9.00 for 50'
 

Siberian dude

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Home Depot sells light-gray Cat5 100Mb cable for $40 per 1000ft roll or $0.14 per foot.
I recently wired my apartment: got 100ft cable in a local B&M Home Depot (at that time, they had 10% off for everything in the store) and attached connectors myself (crimping tool was a Hot Deal from the good ol' days when Buy.Com offered $10 off $10 for new customers on free shipping days). :)
 

kendogg

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Siamskunk: arnt all network cables the same? or are you stating that there are better ones over others?
 

AKA

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There are definately differences in quality between networking cables. One of the things I notice when pulling cables is the cheaper stuff usually twist and binds way too easily and can be a pain to pull. Its really stiff.

Better quality like belkin is easy to mold and pull, very plyable. Doesnt twist or bind near as much.

Pulling the stiff cable might cause problems if while pulling it, it gets caught and tears or breaks from excessive bending and twisting.

Definately want to go with better quality if doing long pulls in tight spots etc...
 

whazzzzzzup

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Sup every1...........since ur all talkin bout cat5 cablez n stuff.......i had this problem that i cant solve....cant get an answer ne where....

da prob. iz i have a linksys router hooked up to my comp through a 100ft cat5 cable.....i called linksys up cause it wasn't working n they said that the signal probably died or sumthin.......they said i need a repeater or sumthin to boost the signal.........i have no clue what they mean...can sum1 help me out n tell me what i need n where i can get it....thanx!!

i knoe dis iz da hot deals forum.......but i cant get an answer ne where......plz help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanx....!
 

c0pperas

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www.computergate.com has 100Base-T Category 5 Patch Cable, 100' Black Color. They have it in 4 other colors also. This is one of the cheapest places for cables on the net also. I have ordered cables from them for over 10 years.
 

Spuffin

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whazzzzup: The reason they say that you need a repeater is that a CAT5 cable can only trasmit the signal for a certain length. Now 100ft is below the transmitting length, meaning you should not need a repeater for a 100ft cable. To check the cable you might want to try a different one just to see if your current cable is bad. If it doesnt work with one that you KNOW works then the problem is obviously something else altogether.
 

whazzzzzzup

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Spuffin...thanx a lot for the reply........guess ill order this cable for $15 or just exchange da 1 i bought.......late
 

phantasm

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The only way that I could see this being a good deal is if it's plenum. Even if it is it's only a warm deal. (See note about Home Depot).
 

DaviDaVinci

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i know how everyone hates R*#%@Shack but i just bought some cable from them and it is 15 cents/ft. If you buy more than 300 ft then it's 13 cents/foot. It's good for people who don't need 100 but more like 50ft or 40ft. I bought 60ft and the guy only charged me for 50 cause of my great BS CHARM :) BTW, those crimpers are EXPENSIVE!!!! $30!!!!
 

MrPALCO

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I picked up 125 ft. of verified CAT 5 cable from Home Depot....13 cents per foot.
Home Depot has some decent deals on cable, CAT 5 and phone wiring equipment.

:)
 

phantasm

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shiznut123,
Cable is cable the crimp ends are what determines if it's a "cross" cable.

You can make your own cross by swapping cables 1 with 3 and 2 with 6 on one end.
 

imonarock

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I think homedepot is the best bet. I picked up 1000' of Cat5E for $59, sure I have to crimp but what a deal (Gigabit Ethernet ready.
 

borodir

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<< Sup every1...........since ur all talkin bout cat5 cablez n stuff.......i had this problem that i cant solve....cant get an answer ne where.... >>



I also have a 4 port linksys router that has a 100ft cable running to a computer on it. It works fine. You cable might be crossover, or just bad cable, or a bad router
 

immortalis

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For those who crimp the cable themselfes, make sure to buy the special plugs for solid cable.
They have a little twist at the place where they cut into the cable.
 

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