1.    25 Apr 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

    Need Some Ethernet Cable Advice


    Currently have two different sets of cables. Thinking about making all 6 the same "CAT". Oldest equipment is the 2 year old Modem/Router. Next is the HP Officejet Pro 6830 and the rest is new equipment.

    Question is CAT 5e of 6 cables?

    Look forward to your recommendations. Thanks up front.
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  2.    25 Apr 2017 #2
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    Cat7 flat made of fabric, it costs pretty much the same like any other, but it is more reliable.

    1~10M Braided CAT-7 Cat7 RJ45 Ethernet Flat Cable LAN Network Modem Patch Cord | eBay
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  3.    25 Apr 2017 #3
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    If you go with CAT6 cables realize that all the connectors are just as important as the cable. I use bulk CAT6 cable from Home Depot, usually hoping to find some left over cuts of cable on their bargain rack. I also use the Ideal Cat6 plugs from Home Depot that are about $18 for 25. If you are doing wall plate or other jacks, they need to be rated for CAT6 as well.
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  4.    25 Apr 2017 #4
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    Thanks recommendation and advice.

    I can see what you are both saying.

    Hadn't thought about HD. I was going to order them online. I can do HD on my next trip to Wally World. In fact I can drop off "Someone" at WW, run get my cables, and be back way before she's thru wandering around shopping.
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  5.    25 Apr 2017 #5
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    Yep, Home Depot has EVERYTHING you need to set up home networking. They even have routers! You will pay a little bit more, but at least you know exactly what you are getting.
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