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Old 04-12-2023, 00:56   #1
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Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

I'm considering running a flat ethernet cable from one side of my living room to the other to feed my Playstation 5 and TV.

What type is recommended, it needs to be pretty flat and not restricted in speed for my purposes and if I want to plug more than 1 device into it what small device is suitable and cheap?
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Old 04-12-2023, 01:18   #2
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

Just get a cheap gigabit switch if you want to connect more than 1 device at a time and throw any decent flat cat6 cable at it
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

This should do it for the cable

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ethernet-Ca...89&sr=8-3&th=1

And this for the switch

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-...73&sr=8-5&th=1
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

Thanks guys, that's the sort of cable I was looking at but won't need very long and was looking at a 5port switch from TP link from 10ish.

Does the switch need mains power?
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

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Does the switch need mains power?
yes
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

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Thanks guys, that's the sort of cable I was looking at but won't need very long and was looking at a 5port switch from TP link from 10ish.

Does the switch need mains power?

Jus tmake sure it is a gigabit switch and youll be fine.
Something like this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-Gig...p/B0000E5SEQ/r
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

Will something like this be suitable for me to throw behind the TV and PS5, I only need 2-3 connections and it's likely alot closes than 10metres?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-LS1...14&sr=1-1&th=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Ethe...8&sr=1-11&th=1
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Will something like this be suitable for me to throw behind the TV and PS5, I only need 2-3 connections and it's likely alot closes than 10metres?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-LS1...14&sr=1-1&th=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Ethe...8&sr=1-11&th=1
I have that switch

Cable should be fine
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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

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Re: Which flat CAT cable for short distance.

Well I've ordered the TP-link Jaymoss has and a few cables, not sure why but I went for 3 cat7 cables of various lengths to connect everything up.
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Well I've ordered the TP-link Jaymoss has and a few cables, not sure why but I went for 3 cat7 cables of various lengths to connect everything up.
All up and running I'm surprised how small everything is, even the cable which was easy to slide between carpet and skirting board.

No idea if it makes any difference to usage but if I give cloud gaming a go via the new telly it must be better.
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