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Old 11-23-2004, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, Im going to connect a computer to a router together with an ethernet cable, I look at the shop (newegg.com) and i see that there are 2 types of 100ft ethernet cables (I need a 100 ft one), one is 7.99 and is labeled :
TRENDware/ TRENDnet 100 Foot Cat 5e Stranded Patch Cable, Model "TC-100C5EB"
and the other is 25.99 and labeled:
BELKIN Component Category 6 Cat. 6 Snagless patch cable, 100 Feet, Model "A3L980-100cS"_

My question is, what is the difference between them? and would it matter which one i had?
ok im not making this very clear, and i also know nothing about computers so ill do a diagram

ROUTER-----------CABLE MODEM----------COMPUTER (UPSTAIRS)
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COMPUTER (DOWNSTAIRS)

The lines are ethernet cables

ok so to reemphasize Does it matter which one i get? or should i go with the cheap one?

Thanks very much
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If you were running a high end corporate office then I would suggest CAT 6, but for the home use there is no need to spent all that money, go with the cheap one.

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If you were running a high end corporate office then I would suggest CAT 6, but for the home use there is no need to spent all that money, go with the cheap one.

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Meh yeah I agree, we use CAT5 when we networked our classrooms at school... they work alright. Might as well save a little $$$ aye?
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No offense, but this is the wrong section of the forum
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No offense, but this is the wrong section of the forum
I guess it is... didn't relize. Not my responsiblity anyway... If it is that serious, I'm sure a mod will move it.
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