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Cat5e UTP Ethernet Crossover Cable 10m - Grey

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Overview

  • Ten metre cable for the connection of two computer systems without the need of a network switch or internet router
  • 100MHz Cat5e cable provides support for 1Gbps networks, allowing for data transfer rates of up to a distance of 100m
  • Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks

Product overview

• Ten metre cable for the connection of two computer systems without the need of a network switch or internet router
• 100MHz Cat5e cable provides support for 1Gbps networks, allowing for data transfer rates of up to a distance of 100m
• Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks
• Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) structure, cancels out interference from external sources
• Fitted, unshielded, eight position eight contact (8P8C) RJ45 connectors with strain relief boots for use with Ethernet ports
• DHCP compliant

What is a Cat5e cable?
A form of cable used in structured networking, category 5e (Cat5e) see a significant improvement over standard Cat 5 cabling. Cat5e cables have a tighter unshielded twisted pair, which further improves reduced signal noise and crosstalk from other close proximity cables. A transmission frequency of 100MHz means that these cables are capable sending a signal over a run of 100 metres, with a maximum data transfer rate of up to 1000Mbps.
Cat5e crossover cables are backwards compatible with 10Base-T (10Mbps) and 100Base-TX (100Mbps) networks.

Do I need an Ethernet crossover cable?
An Ethernet crossover cable is typically used in networking to allow communication between two Ethernet devices of the same type. An example would be allowing two computers to create a local area network (LAN) for transferring files without the need of a network switch or internet router. Ethernet crossover cables have other uses, such as connecting two or more network switches together – which increases the number of devices supported on a single network.
For connecting devices such as games consoles or desktop computer systems to a router or a switch, a standard Ethernet patch cable is used.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb-multi use Great value and good quality ethernet crossover cable. I have used mine so far to directly connect a pc and macbook for file sharing, to connect to my broadband router directly, and I plan to use more with spare routers to connect far corners of the house. After trying one, I've ordered 6 more! Incidentally, Broadband routers also connect to computers with straight ethernet cable too. WiFi has often been portrayed as the best connection, in media, whether for WiFi charging of smart phones or internet connections. The truth is that WiFi is weak, and ethernet vastly superior, especially for large chunks of data, via router, or direct to another computer. What takes minutes with ethernet takes hours on WiFi. Also I have devices that will die if updates get interrupted, making ethernet the only fast reliable choice.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible value This was bought for less than a pound but shorter cables are loads more. Obviously an error. Thanks maplin
Date published: 2017-01-05
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Specification

Specifications
Cable designation CAT 5e Crossover
Cable length 10 m
Max data transfer rate 1000Mbps
Connection type RJ45 (8P8C)
Shielded/Unshielded Unshielded
Wire gauge 24AWG
Cable colour Grey

Can I use it for internet: from router to laptop? It would be second laptop for this router (which is for 4). My original internet cable reads: Cat 5e UTP Patch cable. If it is not suitable could you suggest me another product.

Asked by: jui3
This is a crossover cable and not suitable for your intention. You would require . Cat5e UTP Network Patch Cable 1m - Grey Code: A22AW
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-26
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