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Q: Specialty networking connectors ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Specialty networking connectors
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: honestabe-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 19 May 2005 14:43 PDT
Expires: 18 Jun 2005 14:43 PDT
Question ID: 523467
I ran a CAT-5 networking cable through a paticularly difficult area
with many cabinets.  It has been fine for a while, but we need it to
reach an additional 5-10 feet.  I've looked all over, but can't seem
to find out if anyone makes a female-female CAT-5 connector so I can
extend the cable.  I guess it's like a 1-port hub or somthing.  Is
there such a gadget?
Subject: Re: Specialty networking connectors
Answered By: andrewxmp-ga on 19 May 2005 23:54 PDT

The item you've described is definitely sold, and usually described
just as you did, a female-female connector with RJ-45 connectors. 
Here are two sources to buy them only for a few bucks:

Lindy Computer Connection Technology
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I'm almost positive I've seen these at radio shack, however.  They
usually have a slightly better selection than regular computer stores,
for these types of things.  Hope this works!

I should also point out that if you extend Cat5 cabling too far, the
signal will significantly degrade.  5-10 feet should not be a problem,
but make sure you're not using something like a 50' cable just coiled
up to extend that 10 feet, because you will likely run into problems.

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