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Old February 17th, 2014, 08:23 PM
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CAT5e Ethernet cable

I really think I'm going daft but.. I'd just like to run this past you good people if I may.

I was looking to purchase some of the above with a view to installing my own wired network in my house.

I visited Amazon and found the following..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ideal I thought, I could snip the plugs off and use this. It arrived promptly and when I found the time I snipped off the plugs. When I looked at the wires their colours were not as I expected (I work with Cat 5 cable at work). They were all different colours instead of the usual white/colour, solid colour pairs. Not only this but they were not wound into pairs at all but they were all 'loose' wired for want of a better word.

I checked on the outer insulation sheath and it states clearly Cat5e UTP cable but it isn't.

I've lodged a complaint with them pointing this out and their response? ...

apologies can you indicate on this advert where it is advertised as a UTP?

Well, It just doesn't say UTP on the ad but it does say CAT5e Ethernet cable and I thought the definition of this cable was twisted pairs unless someone on here can confirm otherwise?

Thanks
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Old February 20th, 2014, 12:57 AM
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It likely is Cat5e, but they didn't follow protocol when they made it. Since I assume they didn't plan for anyone to clip off the plugs and use it for some other purpose.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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thanks,

nevertheless I won the debate and got a full refund and ive got the cable over too :-)
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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:28 PM
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