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Old 04-09-2016, 03:06 AM   #1
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Hi guys I want to connect 2 Ethernet cables together and want to keep my network gigabit ,can you suggest a cheap connector that will work with cat 6 cables ? Thanks guys

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I think something like this connector on ebay would work just fine:

10 Pcs Lot RJ45 CAT5 Cat5e Cat6 Network Cable Extender Plug Coupler Joiner 8P8C | eBay

It's a straight-through connector for 4 pair cat 5 or cat 6 wiring. It's the standard RJ45 plug type which is standard for ethernet
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Thanks crazy man

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You might just want to do a bit of research on the losses associated with ethernet connectors and couplers. I cannot remember what the figures are now and they are, possibly, not significant on a gigabit network. Even worth looking up IMO.
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Yeh I have been looking up on them and they don't seem to slow the network down but I will keep looking

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A switch might be a better option or a longer cable?
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I don't have a spare switch, I am using a router at the moment setup as a switch but it is not gigabit so I want to just extend the cable

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In that case the coupler is definitely the better option. It might technically decrease performance slightly compared to a longer cable but probably very negligible.
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OK thanks for all the help guys

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If you want a switch then here is cheap gigabit D-Link 5 Port Gigabit Easy Desktop Switch GO-SW-5G/B. This way you have more ports to play with and you can get rid of the router and replace with just a switch.
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