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Last Edited by mat2000 July 9, 2018 at 01:25 PM
Description from Amazon

Enhanced 550Mhz bandwidth for high-speed Data\Audio\Video and handle other intensive applications bandwidth.

****Cat6 - 4 Stranded UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - CCA**** ( CCA = copper clad aluminum )

Meets all Cat6 TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1, draft 9 standards ( note - claim by vendor - may not be a valid claim as it is CCA cable )
Certified Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000 mbps (1000Base-T Gigabit)
Best for use with 10/100Base-T, 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T high speed Ethernet network installation

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Just beware that this is CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) per the description. The cables inside are NOT solid copper, which provides the best connection of an Ethernet cable. It might be okay for a connection that won't move, but don't recommend for cable that's going to be moving a lot. I personally don't recommend saving the money on a cable like this.

Enhanced 550Mhz bandwidth for high-speed Data\Audio\Video and handle other intensive applications bandwidth.
Cat6 - 4 Stranded UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - CCA
Meets all Cat6 TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1, draft 9 standards
Certified Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000 mbps (1000Base-T Gigabit)
Best for use with 10/100Base-T, 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T high speed Ethernet network installation
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Hi Benjamin,

Buying shitty quality cable is not a deal.

As this is CCA it should be avoided, you can find good quality solid coper cable for reasonable prices.

From the Amazon ad:
"Cat6 High Quality UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) ..." - "Cat6 High Quality" and CCA do not belong together.

Note also they fail to indicate the size of the wires, AWG is not listed.

This is not a good quality cable. I would recommend not using this for PoE cameras or devices, and certainly do not recommend this in any commercial setting.

update:
JUST TO PROVE what a crappy deal this is...

compare to a quality cable, only a little more for quality - and cheaper than their regular price

Monoprice Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable - Snagless RJ45, Stranded, 550Mhz, UTP, Pure Bare Copper Wire, 24AWG, 50ft, Blue
$7.55
https://www.monoprice.com/product...1&format=2


update 2:

CCA Cat6 cable - may not meet the specifications they claim it does.

"There are growing concerns in the network equipment industry about the significant amount of multi-conductor communications cables containing copper coated aluminum (CCA), copper coated steel and other non-standard conductors masquerading as Category 5e or even Category 6 cables.

The existence of these non-standards compliant, and often counterfeit, cabling products in the market can present serious problems for the companies using them, as well as the cabling installers and engineers who place these products within their customers' network environments..."

http://www.flukenetworks.com/cont...num-cables
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Let me jump ahead, and answer the question that will get asked.

Yes you can use this cable with a device other than a Xbox / PC / PS4 / Modem / Router.

This cable will only make your internet faster if there is already a problem with the ethernet cable you are using.
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Let me jump ahead, and answer the question that will get asked.

Yes you can use this cable with a device other than a Xbox / PC / PS4 / Modem / Router.

This cable will only make your internet faster if there is already a problem with the ethernet cable you are using.
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Just beware that this is CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) per the description. The cables inside are NOT solid copper, which provides the best connection of an Ethernet cable. It might be okay for a connection that won't move, but don't recommend for cable that's going to be moving a lot. I personally don't recommend saving the money on a cable like this.

Enhanced 550Mhz bandwidth for high-speed Data\Audio\Video and handle other intensive applications bandwidth.
Cat6 - 4 Stranded UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - CCA
Meets all Cat6 TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1, draft 9 standards
Certified Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000 mbps (1000Base-T Gigabit)
Best for use with 10/100Base-T, 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T high speed Ethernet network installation
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>> This cable will only make your internet faster if there is already a problem with the ethernet cable you >> are using.

I'll add to this that it will make your internet faster if you're using this in place of wifi. Wired is always going to be faster.

4given - Nice catch on the CCA. I would have missed it.
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Just beware that this is CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) per the description. The cables inside are NOT solid copper, which provides the best connection of an Ethernet cable. It might be okay for a connection that won't move, but don't recommend for cable that's going to be moving a lot. I personally don't recommend saving the money on a cable like this.
2nd this - I'd stay away from CCA cabling. Decent ethernet cables just aren't expensive in general, no need to cut corners here.
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Almost jumped on this... Thinking not now thansk to @4given_p8ntblr. What would you recommend for a mostly basement ceiling run between rooms to connect from router to a switch on the end for a Roku and PS4 or XB1? Will need a 50' and a 100'; possibly 150'.

Thoughts team?
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Almost jumped on this... Thinking not now thansk to @4given_p8ntblr. What would you recommend for a mostly basement ceiling run between rooms to connect from router to a switch on the end for a Roku and PS4 or XB1? Will need a 50' and a 100'; possibly 150'.

Thoughts team?
If your ok with some DIY, get a roll of raw cable from Monoprice and put proper keystone jacks in using solid core wire. Then just use short patch cables.

I am renting so cant go all crazy, was able to run Cat 6 on the outside of the house piggy backing the co-ax already up there for the cable connection and use the surface mounting keystone jacks.

Very professional, very functional, and while a bit more time and money upfront, in the long run you save since I have cable on tap for other needs.

Price per foot is about the same if you go say 1000ft roll for about $100 but you get high end pure copper solid (what you want for long runs) and you can make the cable the proper length.

Rule of thumb; Solid for your static long haul runs where the wire does not get moved much and does not make much of a sharp bend. Stranded for patch cables or things that move a lot where you need more flexibility.

So you can use the same solid cable off your bulk roll for your patch cables no problems, just not best practice in say a data center when a cable may be moved/re-patched often or need to bend to fit in a rack.
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has there ever been a solid core 50ft for ~$5 ?
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Hi Benjamin,

Buying shitty quality cable is not a deal.

As this is CCA it should be avoided, you can find good quality solid coper cable for reasonable prices.

From the Amazon ad:
"Cat6 High Quality UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) ..." - "Cat6 High Quality" and CCA do not belong together.

Note also they fail to indicate the size of the wires, AWG is not listed.

This is not a good quality cable. I would recommend not using this for PoE cameras or devices, and certainly do not recommend this in any commercial setting.

update:
JUST TO PROVE what a crappy deal this is...

compare to a quality cable, only a little more for quality - and cheaper than their regular price

Monoprice Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable - Snagless RJ45, Stranded, 550Mhz, UTP, Pure Bare Copper Wire, 24AWG, 50ft, Blue
$7.55
https://www.monoprice.com/product...1&format=2


update 2:

CCA Cat6 cable - may not meet the specifications they claim it does.

"There are growing concerns in the network equipment industry about the significant amount of multi-conductor communications cables containing copper coated aluminum (CCA), copper coated steel and other non-standard conductors masquerading as Category 5e or even Category 6 cables.

The existence of these non-standards compliant, and often counterfeit, cabling products in the market can present serious problems for the companies using them, as well as the cabling installers and engineers who place these products within their customers' network environments..."

http://www.flukenetworks.com/cont...num-cables
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Laws may be different state to state, but pretty certain many do not allow CCA wire to be run through walls. So if you're planning on running this through the walls of your house, maybe check local laws first. Last thing you need is a small fire (related or unrelated), then an insurance adjuster to void your whole claim because you wanted to save 4 bucks on an Ethernet cable.
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Laws may be different state to state, but pretty certain many do not allow CCA wire to be run through walls. So if you're planning on running this through the walls of your house, maybe check local laws first. Last thing you need is a small fire (related or unrelated), then an insurance adjuster to void your whole claim because you wanted to save 4 bucks on an Ethernet cable.
This is absolutely and positively not in-wall or plenum rated--they shouldn't be used that way. 50ft doesn't get you far for an in-wall cable anyway, though, and I can't imagine cutting off the terminators to punch it into a wall jack.
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