Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dallas Terrible product
Out of all the plugs I used I had half of them that did not work. They connected at 10 megs or 100 megs and not 1 gig. This indicated there was a connection problem with wire. After looking at the defective plugs the problem is that when the wires are crimped. I made sure to fully crimp the wires to make contact but you can see where the crimp did not seat exactly on top of the wire indicating that the ends were not exactly straight after being pushed into the plug.
If you compare the old design the wires thread all the way through the sled which allows you to make sure they are seated properly. This new design causes you to cut between a 1/4 of a inch to 1/2 and then push the connector onto the sled piece. Since the wires are supposed to keep the twist for cross this makes it very difficult to keep your wire straight. It costs $1.50 a plug to make a successful wire and after waste you have already spent $3.00 to $5.00 just on plugs.
Do not waste your time on these. It will cost you a lot of wasted time and money.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stubbie New 3 piece plug design
Oh good grief. What is the problem? For those who have had difficulty with the new design, have you watched the suggested video? The first plug I attached, I watched and followed the video demonstration. The second plug I attached without the video. The cable passed the test. Does the new design require more time? Yes, there are three pieces to assemble rather than just one. Is it impossible to assemble a working cable using the new design? No, it just takes a little practice.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Datacomman Please Watch the Video
Folks please watch the video before trying to install these connectors! Cat 6 cable is significantly better at reducing noise and interference and a key part of the system is the connection itself. Cat 6 cable certification testers are used to test a cable installation, they are very expensive and most folks will not do that level of testing but these plugs are designed to be able to pass. Hence the 3 pieces and why it is more difficult than a traditional 1 piece design. If you are using the cable for basic Ethernet services in most cases a one piece connector can be used but will not pass certification testing. Hope that helps Ron at email@example.com
June 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brian New design and it's terrible - Don't waste your time.
I purchased a 25-pack Dec 2015 at my local HD store and found the design of the plug's internal liner has changed and it's much more difficult to assemble now. The internal liner that acts like a wire loom is no longer drilled all the way through so you can't pull the 8 wires through the slider and trim them to length AFTER you've got them nice and straight and verified they're still in the correct order. Now, you're working with only 1/4" of the wire plus two, tiny plastic pcs. Good luck getting them lined up and assembled into a connector. I can't count how many times the slider flicked off the end of the wires and I had to go find it. Too bad EZRJ-45 Cat6 connectors are no longer available at my local store.
December 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by stretch0069 Worst product ever
If there was an award for making a simple task as difficult as possible, this would win. There are MUCH better products for the same money. Just get some ez-rj45 connectors and a tool. TRUST me...you'll be a lot happier.
The pieces used to make these connections are horrible. Why does there need to be 3 separate pieces? This doesn't even make Cat 3 specs. I can't say the word 'HORRIBLE' enough to describe this mess. VERY dissatisfied. Typical chinese junk.....taiwan actually, but there's not much difference.
June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Outdoorsmen Do not buy
Picked up a 15 pack and tried 6 times to get these to make a good connection to no avail.
Now this is no my first rodeo and I had all the proper tools so there is no excuse for them not to work. I am an aircraft mechanic by trade so I have worked with wires, connectors, and crimping tools of all kinds for over 20 years. I finally went to another store and picked up a different brand and style of connector. And now I am up and running.
May 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cruise Should have read the reviews
Terrible design! why does Home depot even sell these when the 1 piece type connectors are so much better. I crimped 16+ wires with just 2 good connections. I bought the 1 piece type connectors and was 8 for 8 - all work fine in a short time
May 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NotAnArchitect Works but not "ideal"
On the one hand, I was able to build a working cable so it gets 3 stars.
On the other hand, the 3-piece design did not seem particularly helpful and the instructions didn't help, mostly because the illustrations had a low resolution black and white photograph, so I couldn't tell how the different pairs were supposed to feed through the "sled." The 3 piece design seems complicated without feeling like it really helps get the wires lined up. I'll probably try a different brand next time.
June 29, 2015