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 Post subject: Building own network cabling
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:36 am 
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Hi Scott,

I would like to try my hand at building some cat6 cables and was wondering if you could tell me if you think it is worth it to get shielded cable instead of the regular unshielded? Also I am pretty sure that I want stranded and not solid, correct? (I understand that solid is mainly used when wiring inside walls etc).

Can you recommend any particular brand of cat6 cabling and where to buy? there seems to be so many places selling various generic cables.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Building own network cabling
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:21 am 
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I recommend Category 6 (CAT 6) cable, use solid (cheaper) for long runs in the walls, stranded (flexible) for any that will be used externally. You can certainly make your own, but you can also buy pre-made cables very inexpensively if you shop around: http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... p_id=10232

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 Post subject: Re: Building own network cabling
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:39 am 
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I think I'll pass on this cable!


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 Post subject: Re: Building own network cabling
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:29 am 
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Unshielded may be best. Shielding may bring about unwanted capacitive effects, especially over long runs. Belden makes good cable but there are others also.


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