Ethernet Female to Female Box

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eraserhead, May 19, 2007.

  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    In my house we have an Ethernet cable coming through the wall into my bedroom upstairs. Now after rearranging the furnature the cable doesn't quite reach where I have my computer. Is it possible to buy a box that sits on the wall which you can plug the end of the cable into (basically being a female-to-female ethernet adapter)?

    Thanks
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I use little F to F adapters to string together cables at work... you can get them all over the place; Dabs, Maplins, PC World etc.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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  4. spork183 macrumors 6502a

    spork183

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    Just buy a longer cable. by the time you buy the connector and another cable, it would be a wash. cables are cheap and you have one less connection to mess with.

    edit: I didn't understand the question. You only have a cable coming out of the wall, not a jack? Yeah, the connectors are easy.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I already have a box full of various adapters and cables. Sometimes we shift Macs and printers about, one printer needed a 20 metre run. It's good to have the flexibility.
     
  6. spork183 macrumors 6502a

    spork183

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    At what distance do you start to have signal problems with Cat5/6?

    (I think I did a 60 metre run one time. wore me plumb out...;) )
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the spec for Cat5 is 100m. Obviously in a single continuous cable: these connector boxes might well cut that down a bit.
     

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