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Old 04-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this is a total noob question but there are so many types of RJ-45 which is what I assume I should use to connect to my LAN network.
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Standard Cat5e.
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Such as this? TRIPP LITE N001-030-BK 30 ft. Cat 5E Black Color 350MHz Snagless Molded Cable - Newegg.com
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Few bucks more and you can get 100ft.
BELKIN A3L791-100 100 ft. Cat 5E Gray Color Network Cable - Newegg.com

Or cheaper for same length.

BELKIN A3L791-30-BLU-S 30 ft. Cat 5E Blue Color Patch Cable CAT5e Snagless RJ-45M / RJ-45M - Newegg.com
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You should buy all of your cables from monoprice.com You will -not- beat the price on cables. Heck half the time shipping costs more than the cables I'm ordering.
Cat 5e Network Cables - Monoprice.com
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You should buy all of your cables from monoprice.com You will -not- beat the price on cables. Heck half the time shipping costs more than the cables I'm ordering.
Cat 5e Network Cables - Monoprice.com
Damn nice site.
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You should buy all of your cables from monoprice.com You will -not- beat the price on cables. Heck half the time shipping costs more than the cables I'm ordering.
Cat 5e Network Cables - Monoprice.com
Wow those are great prices! Of only I knew about this sooner :/
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Wow those are great prices! Of only I knew about this sooner :/
Sorry didn't know about that site. I usually make my own cables.
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Sorry didn't know about that site. I usually make my own cables.
It's alright, I got free 2 day shipping on all my stuff so that made up for any potentially better prices

And making your own cables? That sounds cool!
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It's really easy. Just need a spool of cable, a crimper, and ends.
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