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CSL - 25m - CAT.6 Ethernet Gigabit Lan network cable (RJ45) - 10/100/1000Mbit/s - Patch cable - UTP - compatible with CAT.5 / CA
on 31 May 2015
Whenever practical, I prefer to use Ethernet cables in the home rather than to rely upon wireless communications, e.g. wi-fi. Apart from permitting higher transfer speeds, shielded Ethernet cables are unaffected by extraneous radio signals that can disrupt wi-fi thus slowing it down. Furthermore, wi-fi signals are rapidly attenuated with increasing distance and internal building walls can disrupt signal reception. Theoretically, wi-fi signals can be intercepted and are potentially a security risk. I use Ethernet cables in my home network for the longer runs, e.g. from the router at the front of my home to my office at the back of my home, a distance of about 25m with 3 walls between the connected equipment.
As far as I can recall I have never purchased CSL equipment before so the purchase of a long Ethernet cable is by way an experiment and also a test. A CAT 6 cable should offer superior performance over CAT 5.0 and my experiments tend to support that assertion. A close inspection of the CSL cable suggests it was well designed and made with quality components. Therefore, it also passes the test.
I am happy to recommend CSL CAT 6 cables in connection with high performance domestic/office networks where Gigabit performance is expected.