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My job takes me to many stores during the day. On one such trip to a local dollar store, I saw something of interest. It's not usual for the dollar store to have anything of interest computer wise, and when they do, it is USB cables. However, I saw some Ethernet cables today. About 3 feet long, only goes up to 100mbps, but even so, how much would you trust these cables? I can't imagine them being terrible to be honest, worth a shot picking a whole bunch up? Can't hurt I think.
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at $1, i would buy a few and try them out.. so your right it cant hurt thumb.gif
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Usually you can get a thousand foot box for ~$40.

Is it standard cat5 or cat5e?
For those short of runs you may be able to get gigabit out of it even if it indicates Cat5.
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