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Standard User youngsyp
(member) Thu 13-Nov-14 12:51:13
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2 pair CAT5e cable suppliers?


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Hi all,

I'm after some 2 pair CAT5e UTP cable to make up some master socket > modem/ router cables. I only want around 5 metres. Could any of you give me details of a trusted supplier you use for this type of cable?

Thanks in advance,

Paul

ISP: Xilo
Service: Talk & Surf 100
Exchange: SMYG
Cabinet: 4
MSAN: Broadcom
Modem/ router: Billion BiPac 7800N
Attenuation:39.5dB
Target SNRM: 3.3dB or 52% of ISP
Current sync: 9755kbps
FTTC cab in place but not enabled..... yet!
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 13-Nov-14 13:14:15
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Re: 2 pair CAT5e cable suppliers?


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Have just checked my supplier (very reputable) - they don't have any!

There are a few on ebay that make cables to length - could be worth trying or just order a 10m one and cut/recrimp as you need.

It may not be a perfect way to do it, but you could use 4pair cut two pairs off and then use heatshrink sleeve over the end to seal it and reduce the OD to fit the connectors. Have often seen it done that way.

The older BT data extension kit was based on 2pair - so if you know any BT Techs you might be in luck scrounging a length.


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Standard User youngsyp
(member) Thu 13-Nov-14 13:38:28
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Re: 2 pair CAT5e cable suppliers?


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Thanks for the response. Coincidentally, it was a post you made back in 2011 that prompted this thread!

After not being able to find a reputable source for the cut cable, my next thought was to order a longer pre-made cable and cut it down. I was after a 5m length for experimentation more than anything else and only really need a very short length as the ZyXel device I'll be using for an FTTC modem sits just above the master socket on a mounting board I've made.
I think if I was to do that though, I may just as well get a correct length cable made.
There seems to be a guy eBay who makes variable lengths and looks decent enough. In light of your response, I may just ask him to make me a cable to my specs. He can only say no I guess.

Thanks again,

Paul

ISP: Xilo
Service: Talk & Surf 100
Exchange: SMYG
Cabinet: 4
MSAN: Broadcom
Modem/ router: Billion BiPac 7800N
Attenuation:39.5dB
Target SNRM: 3.3dB or 52% of ISP
Current sync: 9755kbps
FTTC cab in place but not enabled..... yet!


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Standard User youngsyp
(member) Thu 13-Nov-14 17:29:26
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Re: 2 pair CAT5e cable suppliers?


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I bought some of this in the end: 2 Pair CAT5e

2nd image in the listing appears to show a genuine BT label. It's cheap enough to take a gamble on.

Paul

ISP: Xilo
Service: Talk & Surf 100
Exchange: SMYG
Cabinet: 4
MSAN: Broadcom
Modem/ router: Billion BiPac 7800N
Attenuation:39.5dB
Target SNRM: 3.3dB or 52% of ISP
Current sync: 9755kbps
FTTC cab in place but not enabled..... yet!
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 13-Nov-14 17:57:26
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It will be a little rigid being designed for outdoor use though.

Yes, genuine BT - they started that organisation last year when they bought an ailing supplier, I believe.


It was a BICC plant then became Belden followed by B3 and finally taken on by BT.


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Standard User youngsyp
(member) Thu 13-Nov-14 23:25:32
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Agreed, it will be a little unforgiving to work with but I'm fairly used to that. I had the house wired with solid conductor CAT5e (LSZH) and terminated most of that as 'flying' leads into the various bits of kit I have. Even the cabling into the master socket is solid conductor CAT5e. I've got used to the rigidity and just make sure I don't bend it through tight radius'.

I think the cable I'll make from this will only be around 25cm long and should be fairly straight. I can always use a heat gun to help curve it to shape too I guess. If it's too unforgiving, it was only £5 so I'll just scrap it and find some more flexible stuff elsewhere.

They did have some indoor spec cable but, it didn't explicitly state it was CAT5e and there was no labelling either so, I didn't want to risk that.

Useful information on the supplier so thanks for that.

I did also find some fancy German made 2 pair stuff but, it was shielded so that put me off. It did look nice though!

Paul

ISP: Xilo
Service: Talk & Surf 100
Exchange: SMYG
Cabinet: 4
MSAN: Broadcom
Modem/ router: Billion BiPac 7800N
Attenuation:39.5dB
Target SNRM: 3.3dB or 52% of ISP
Current sync: 9755kbps
FTTC cab in place but not enabled..... yet!
Standard User Dash
(regular) Thu 15-Jan-15 16:04:41
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I honestly just buy RJ11 pre-made cables. They're compatible with RJ45 sockets so I just bung them into my structural cabling - just be sure not to connect it into a switch!
Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Thu 15-Jan-15 17:42:48
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just be sure not to connect it into a switch

Why???
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Jan-15 09:27:42
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They aren't designed as ethernet cables and a switch can't be used for the connection back to the phone line. Standards wise they don't meet the requirements to run ethernet networking.
Standard User copex
(committed) Sat 17-Jan-15 20:00:15
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FYI

CW1308 is used for internal telephone scokets

CW1311 is used from the wall socket to the devise ( phone / modem / router )

maybe helpfull in the future
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