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Ethernet cables are round, not flat. Can't believe people still believe they're flat.🤦 /Sarc
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Just spend the extra few dollars for a pack of flat ones at the length you need.

The compact closeness of the wires in these flats are too much trouble to deal with, you'll spend hours to save a few dollars
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Majority if not all of "Cat7" cables on eBay, Amazon, etc. are fake. They're not the proper gauge wire and aren't twisted enough, and don't actually have proper shielding despite the fancy looking gold-colored connectors. You're gonna end up running into issues with the longer cables since they cheaped out and gave you a thinner gauge with less metal.

It's like in the old days when there were crappy "MP4 players" that some people actually bought because they thought it must be better than MP3 players. There *is* a legit MP4 file format standard, but those players didn't actually work with them. The same goes with these cables. There is technically a Cat7 standard, but these cables aren't it.

If you are putting cable in a wall you should just use decent plenum-rated Cat6 cable, not this junk. And before you claim you're future-proofing or whatnot, regular Cat6 cable can handle not 1Gbps at ~330 feet, but it can also handle 10Gbps for ~180 feet, which is plenty of length for most situations. If not, then use properly rated Cat6A.
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is it possible to cut this up into smaller sections as needed and reconnect ? I nkow you can with round cables.. I wasnt sure if this flat cable was any different..
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is it possible to cut this up into smaller sections as needed and reconnect ? I nkow you can with round cables.. I wasnt sure if this flat cable was any different..
If you're decent at soldering I don't see why not. Pretty sure the only difference is the individual wires are positioned horizontally instead of all bunched up.
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In for a 50 foot run! Thanks OP!
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is it possible to cut this up into smaller sections as needed and reconnect ? I nkow you can with round cables.. I wasnt sure if this flat cable was any different..
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If you're decent at soldering I don't see why not. Pretty sure the only difference is the individual wires are positioned horizontally instead of all bunched up.
CAT7 is supposed to have shielding on each wire pair and the cable as a whole, so this might make it a pain. Likewise, any internal twisting is supposed to be important.
I am guessing that Amazon from China CAT7 idea is a little loose in definition, although the cables are marked as Screened Shielded Twisted Pair .
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75ft only in white..... why!? Frown
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is it possible to cut this up into smaller sections as needed and reconnect ? I nkow you can with round cables.. I wasnt sure if this flat cable was any different..
You can cut, solder, and shrink wrap them together. Unless you are needing to cut to a specific length and handy with small gauge soldering I would suggest use a coupler.
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is it possible to cut this up into smaller sections as needed and reconnect ? I nkow you can with round cables.. I wasnt sure if this flat cable was any different..
Just spend the extra few dollars for a pack of flat ones at the length you need.

The compact closeness of the wires in these flats are too much trouble to deal with, you'll spend hours to save a few dollars
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Is cat7 even a thing. My understanding is 6a is highest current certification. So anyone can market cable as cat7 since no certification for it
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I literally just upgraded my entire house with this stuff, dammit. I paid to much Frown
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To blend in with white walls Wink
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Ethernet cables are round, not flat. Can't believe people still believe they're flat.🤦 /Sarc
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Ethernet cables are round, not flat. Can't believe people still believe they're flat.🤦 /Sarc
These are flat because they _finally_ managed to squish all of the 0 bits. (The 1 bits were never a problem.)
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