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on 25 February 2013
Had high hopes for this cable as a replacement for the one I currently use. It looks much better constructed and it's extra length would hopefully give me the range to move the router to enhance the wi-fi range, and perhaps even increase download speeds.
However I was surprised to see the download speed drop to 5-6Mbps from the +10Mbps I was getting from the previous cable which looks thin and cheap. Upon closer examination I discovered that the previous cable, barely 1metre, had only 2 pins on the plug that made contact at the sockets, whereas this has 5 (explains the thickness).
On older BT sockets like mine it could be a disadvantage to have all five pins connected in terms of speed. So perhaps more is not better. I can't quibble at this price and will keep it for a phone extension if required.