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can the cat6 cable used for installation of gigabit internet be spliced to make a longer cable?

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@snicky1 wrote:

can the cat6 cable used for installation of gigabit internet be spliced to make a longer cable?


Can you splice it, well you could but if you make a mistake it will not work.

you can buy a RJ-45 ethernet connector at a computer shop. This way it’s just plug in each end in and then run additional ethernet to the length you have purchased.

 

much easier.

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Typically for Ethernet, you'll want to avoid splices as this causes errors. This will also take CAT6 out of spec. Terminate the ends of the cables, then use an RJ-45 coupler to join them together. You'll see a 0.5dB insertion loss by doing this versus an unknown amount with a splice, and you'll maintain the CAT6 spec rating.

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