[PLUG-TALK] cat5e cable: solid or stranded?

Galen Seitz galens at seitzassoc.com
Wed Nov 13 10:35:12 PST 2019

On 11/13/19 10:00 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> I want to build some cat5e cables. Should I buy solid or stranded wire
> cables?

Are you certain you want to build your own?  Monoprice has inexpensive 
patch cables in nearly any color and length you could want.

Anyway, the quick summary of Mel's Black Box link is that if it's going 
in a wall, you want solid, but if you're connecting from the wall or a 
switch/router to a computer, you want stranded.

Galen Seitz
galens at seitzassoc.com

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