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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 00:31:03
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Why's this so cheap?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160771342043?ssPageName=ST...

I have purchased it and I'm using it but honestly the cheap price is a little weird I find. Do you think they've made cutbacks somewhere?
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Sep-12 00:47:10
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Possibly because its copper clad aluminium frown
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 00:48:24
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Will this have any big negatives?

I've moved the router slightly (just now) so using this between the openreach modem and the sky router. Seems ok at the minute. I thought this better than extending the rj11 cable.

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Sep-12 01:03:23
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Note the seller hasn't stated that it's 100% Copper Wire...unlike this http://www.amazon.co.uk/10m-Professional-Network-Cab...
Standard User systemx
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 01:05:44
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Yes much better than extending the RJ45 cable and over as little as 10m it would not matter if the cable was made of wet string.

It looks o.k
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 01:16:09
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Great stuff. It works fine for now... I have another cheap ethernet cable that I've had for years. I broke the clippy end bit though (so it hit the bin). That's 30m and was £1 a couple of years back...
Crazy... Always wondered why they were so cheap. Even given that they're not copper - the postage & packaging must still be most of that price.
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 02:15:57
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Stuff like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10M-CAT5E-EXTERNAL-ADSL-BR...

Might not be complete copper then too?
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Sep-12 02:49:57
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Don't know whether it's copper or not BUT the seller says it can be used indoors "It can also be run inside" and that is against fire regulations: external grade cable can give off highly toxic fumes in a fire. I think perhaps a metre of external cable is permissible but probably not the full 10 metre length.
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 07-Sep-12 02:51:55
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Wow. That's really interesting...

Sky installed my sat dish into the house with a tonne of outside cable running indoors. Naughty.
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Sep-12 02:56:34
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But that's co-axial and may be OK?
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