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    I'm in need of a lot of Cat5 network cable in about three weeks time - and was wondering if anyone had any recommended suppliers. My regular computer dealer (dabs.com) doesn't appear to sell it. Normally I just buy pre-made lengths of a few metres but I need some very long ones this time and it would seem easier and cheaper just to make up my own.

    I'd like at least one drum/reel of up to 100m that I can cut and make into the appropriate lengths. Should be nice and cheap as well!

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations you can make.

  • #2
    www.maplin.co.uk mate bout 30 quid for 100m, i think its alcatel stuff, saw the reel at work.
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    • #3
      http://www.datalinkcabling.co.uk/

      http://www.datalinkcabling.co.uk/bul...ce_cables.html

      Instalation cable from £34.99 / 305m
      Flexible Patch cable from £69.99 / 305m

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      • #4
        Excellent, cheers I'll have a look at both of those and place an order next week.

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        • #5
          have fun wiring that lot up, I hate making up my own network cable, and wiring plugs and connectors

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JAWilliams
            have fun wiring that lot up, I hate making up my own network cable, and wiring plugs and connectors
            I love it. Great fun wiring your own cables, undercutting PC-World, and still making a profit

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            • #7
              James remember Cat5 has an effective signal strength of rougly 92m (100m allegedly), if your going over a large distance you'll want to make sure you have shielded cabling too to stop electromagnetic interfience. I found running Cat5 next to power cables was a prime example.

              If your going more than the 92m then you'll need a repeater (extender)
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              • #8
                Each individual cable shouldn't be more than 92m. I just need a lot of cables, each of say 20 - 30m.

                The power cables might be an issue though so I'll have to have a think about that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JamesUS
                  Each individual cable shouldn't be more than 92m. I just need a lot of cables, each of say 20 - 30m.

                  The power cables might be an issue though so I'll have to have a think about that.
                  92m is the total distance allowable point-to-point
                  If you have a setup involving someining like:

                  PC1 --- Hub --- Router --- Hub --- PC2

                  The total cable length between PC1 & PC2 can not be greater than 92m unless your hub(s) or router contain a repeater.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks - as I said earlier I'll only be using cables of 20 - 30m so it shouldn't be a problem.

                    I think I'm going to get the 300m cable from datalinkcabling - it looks like the best deal.

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