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A long shot I know but do we have anyone on here that might have an idea about some drums of cable I have come across,it's BELDEN DATA CABLE 4PR. 23AWG, IBDN GIGAFLEX 4824LX, LSOH CAT6+ :huh::unsure:

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Your right Steve found out that this is the cable that the new Westfields Shopping Mall (west London) which is where I came across it, have used for the CCTV and Internet and anything else needing a digital signal.

Any IT guys out there that could use 2500ft of it? if not I'll sling it in the bin.

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im looking to network my house at christmas.. was gonna use cat 5e and run a gigabit nework.. but cat 6 sounds iteresting..

Am having two 12 port switches running off a Linksys N rated router.. everything and i mean everything will be connected... even the workshop!

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CEF... they certainly are not cheap.. lol

went in there for a reel of 305 meter cat 5 e and they wanted £89+ vat

Popped into screwfix next door.. £55 for the same thing inc vat

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im looking to network my house at christmas.. was gonna use cat 5e and run a gigabit nework.. but cat 6 sounds iteresting..

Am having two 12 port switches running off a Linksys N rated router.. everything and i mean everything will be connected... even the workshop!

Use the Cat6 if you can. Cat5e gigbit doesn't lend itself to the noisy mains environment of a house. It will drop down a renegotiate a lot. There will be loads of crc errors too.

It will still be fast mind, just experience has shown me you will lose a lot. I'll see if I can dig out some Fluke reports.

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Open to offers or will be the skip tonight.

Well i had £60 put to the side for the cat5e... would be about a 120 mile round trip too....

Would the drums fit in my GS300?

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im looking to network my house at christmas.. was gonna use cat 5e and run a gigabit nework.. but cat 6 sounds iteresting..

Am having two 12 port switches running off a Linksys N rated router.. everything and i mean everything will be connected... even the workshop!

Use the Cat6 if you can. Cat5e gigbit doesn't lend itself to the noisy mains environment of a house. It will drop down a renegotiate a lot. There will be loads of crc errors too.

It will still be fast mind, just experience has shown me you will lose a lot. I'll see if I can dig out some Fluke reports.

Nice one mr geoffers... spoke to a few bods that said i wouldnt need cat6... but it is what i really wanna use..

if the price is right..

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What, in physical terms, is the difference? I know what the user-relevant specs are (eg various data rates etc) but not *why* CAT6 is capable of a faster data rate. Is the copper thicker? Is there more shielding? Tighter twists on the pairs? etc etc... anyone know?

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its separated by a X style piece in the cable cover, separating the twisted pairs apart into the 4 compartments..

I think this helps with stopping data crossover and the cost of flexibility...

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its separated by a X style piece in the cable cover, separating the twisted pairs apart into the 4 compartments..

I think this helps with stopping data crossover and the cost of flexibility...

Ah OK, yes that makes sense. Cheers...

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