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How much for that Belkin cable? Margin of 1,992%?

Donn Bly

Based on those prices, sounds like you got solid wire, and connectors for stranded. Those connectors will fail with breaks in the copper over time -- even heat expansion/contraction will be enough, without even introducing vibration or cable movement.

There are reasons why we use stranded wire for patch cables, and why special RJ45 connectors for solid wire exist.

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