Re: Ethernet connection
what he said.
yes, the twisted pair thing does matter for long runs, you won't find a flat cable in 100m lengths... but for the 10m you are talking about. (assuming there is not much interference) you're probably going to be fine.
for what it is worth, I once needed to have a cabled run that went around my flat whilst I was at university, but rather than going around the room I got some 4 core telephone cable, put an RJ45 on each end (where only 4 out of 8 connectors are using in CAT5) and hung that out a window and in through a different one (because it was thin enough that the window could still close.)
my method for putting the RJ45 on both ends (as I didn't have a cable crimper) was to cut a 2m patch cable in half and just twist the connectors together, and use sellotape to insulate it and stop it falling apart.
the cat standards are pretty good at rejecting errors...
(it worked for years)
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