Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 30
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 Verified Reviewer 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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disapointed Terrible product for price
Bought this locally as I wanted to quickly create cables. Major regret. Should have ordered online. The instruction video and the instructions in the box clearly show wires passing through the sled making them easy to line up and trim. There is, however, no longer any way to pass the wires through the sled as the end is closed off. Apparently it's an updated design with outdated instructions. As a result you have to cut it to 1/4 inch, push them into the sled, and then into the housing. Not worth the price. No advantage over just buying the one piece.
December 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Working well
They work well. I have used a wide range of modular cat 6 plugs. very cheap ones and very expensive ones. these are about average. You must take care to make sure all the wires are in place before you crimp. the loading bar tends to flex quite a bit, so be careful.
I recommend cutting the wires at an angle before slipping the loading bar on. when you slip the bar on the wires will individually slip themselves in. see the picture attached.
I was in a pinch to I bought these. Too expensive for what you get. $19 dollars should get you 100 plugs if purchased from the right place (online). even 50 pieces for the same price would be acceptable.
January 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tonymendoza This is the worst design ever
Idk who came up with this but these things are garbage, a connector this small should never have to be assembled by the customer!!
January 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by UnhappyJoe Cat 6 Modular PLUG NOT MADE TO SPECS
Cannot assemble plug using Ideal instructions on internet. Plug did not have assembly instructions in package.
I went to the internet and found the Ideal video on how to assemble the plug. Started to assemble, got to the part where the leads are fed through the sled and then trimmed to size.
Only problem is the sled had no holes to feed the leads through. The sled wire path was deadended.
In order to use these I would have to sand off the ends of the sled to allow the leads to pass through or try to cut to exact size then feed leads into sled. Either way, NO GOOD!
Usually Ideal makes a good product, this is not one of them.
November 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Not a real CAT6 Connector
A true CAT6e connector has the wire pin ends staggard to increase conductor separation. These pins are in a line, just like a CAT5e connector.
December 6, 2015