Hi this might be a stupid question but I thorught it doesnt cost anything to double check before committing to purchasing.
After doing our research on EMF radiation we decided we are going to turn off the wifi on our router and all connect our computers by cable. Anyone interested the links are shown below
Cell Phone Dangers | Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Barrie Trower (1 of 13) Radiation Scientist and Expert discusses Effects of Microwave Radiation
We looked for ethernet cable and saw this one
It says it is a flat cat 6 cable. I think it can work. Without sounding too cheap, can we cut up the cable to make 2? The price of the cable is too cheap and I think it might be not be what we think it is. So we just wanna check.
Oh and how do we block neighbouring wifi signals from coming into our house cheaply.
Any advice would be great.
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- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2015 19:35
- 10-01-2015 19:43
There is no reason to get flat ethernet cable unless you are for some reason going to try and thread it through a closed window or something silly.
With a structured cable network, it isn't necessary to be using Cat6 unless it's going to endow some benefit on you or you require it for big data - streaming lots of movies etc. Additionally, if part of your network isn't optimised, there's really no point.
Most people will use Cat 5e ethernet cables - you can use Cat6 if you want, though.
The reason the cable you have seen is cheap is because it is coming from Hong Kong.
You probably couldn't cut it up because it's a flexible cable and has multiple stranded conductors (probably reinforced with fibres). You wouldn't be able to make off new RJ45 ends with standard tools.
If you want to do that kind of thing, you need an RJ45 crimp tool, plugs, general tools and single conductor Cat5e cable. If you make Cat6 cables, you need 2-part Cat6 RJ45 plugs.
It's almost certainly not worth the grief. Either buy the cables you want at the length you want - or find a data/network tech to make them for you.