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Wouldn't class this as cat5e cable
on 10 December 2013
I purchased 2 of these cables, a 5m and 10m and the quality isn't great, but you get what you pay for. So upon using these cables they where great, but my router only supported 10/100 speeds. I upgraded my router to support gigabit speeds so I can take advantage of my Virgin Media's top speed of 130mb. My modem is quite far from where my Router needs to be so that is why I have the 10m cable. I was not getting the gigabit speeds I was expecting, I plugged my laptop directly into the modem with the 10m cable and checked the speed I was connected at.. you guessed it, 100mbs. I tried a shorter cat5e cable that came supplied with my router and I got the 1gbs connection.
I would understand if I had extremely long cables but 5m and 10m aren't that long. I think the seller needs to check the products first to make sure they do exactly what they should do. Overall disappointed with these cables, had I of not upgraded my router I wouldn't of noticed.
I hope this review is useful to anyone thinking of buying these cables just so you can check what speed your equipment is capable of achieving.