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Use PM Coupon code IVOI8PSY for 100ft
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017R12KF2

Use PM Coupon code 854OA8PB for 50ft Price is $8.36
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017R12JMQ

 

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Fakespot gives this listing a big red F (phony reviews)

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The OP's Amazon link is for FLAT cable, though, which is different from regular "round" ethernet cable - could be less obtrusive in some situations. It's also quite a bit lighter or feels lighter.

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Great deal. Thanks

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Coupon doesn't work for white. Reviews on flat cables in general seem to complain they use thin wire. Anyone sell better ones at a decent price. At 100', I think I'll benefit from thicker wire.

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Short primer on Ethernet cables.

Cheap no-name cables usually use copper clad aluminum wires (CCA). This is just aluminum wires with a very thin layer of copper on the outside of them. Aluminum does not conduct electricity as well as copper, and is more brittle. A CCA wire will not flex as well as copper, and is more prone to breaking internally. Also, because of worse conductivity, it cannot carry a signal as far without interference. A long CCA cable such as 100 feet could cause dropouts, packet loss, and other oddities in your network.

A Ethernet cable rated to the cat5/cat5e/cat6 standard *MUST* use %100 copper wire. Any Ethernet cable made with CCA wire claiming to be cat5/cat5e/cat6 is false advertising.

I do not know if "flat" Ethernet cables can conform to the Ethernet standard either, as part of the standard requires the 8 internal wires to be wrapped around each other.

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safe to say that if you're expecting quality networking signal you won't find it in cheap bargain cables, especially that of dubious origin sold in amaz0n and shipped from china.

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But I saw it on Fat Wallet, it has to be good!

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