Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WRudd The pull box makes installation easy!
My home network is humming along on CAT6 which is faster and more secure than wireless. I ran two cables per drop which can be used for data and phone. Coupled with a patch panel, I can make changes just by plugging in. Cutting over from my old phone wiring to the new wiring took less than 10 minutes and the computers worked trouble free. Since it is residential, I wired to the T568A standard.
I actually got higher Internet speed than I had before since I eliminated most of the phone company mess.
January 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Working CATEGORY 6 RISER 23-4
Great Cat6 cable hi-speed great quality would buy again
December 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SkoolHouse Great Value
Comparable value to similar products sold online. I wouldn't wire my data center with it, but it will do the job around the house.
October 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Icedefender Not much better than Cat5e
This cable is very thin, jacket tears easy and tangles in conduit. There is no center core to separate twisted pair as every other CAT6 cable I have ever used had.
I am a telecom design engineer and I work with this type of cable all the time. I tested the cable and it will not preform per CAT6 1g standards past 50ft which is shorter than standard. I will have to note that I do have 6 AC lines I run parallel for about 17ft that I could not avoid. I do not recommend this product but if you choose to use it try to limit its use to lower data transfer locations that you do not intend to send large files.
January 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AKAB Only 250 mbps transfer speed
The data transfer speed is not specified for this product. I purchased it, installed to 6 future TVs (long runs) in my basement with the intent on sending HDMI over Cat6 using baluns. AV guy then told me the wire 'didn't look correct'. When I examined the writing on the wire, it turns out this product is specified to transfer 250mbps whereas high quality CAT6 will transfer 600mbps.
It's a good wire for the price, depending on what you need it for. I ended up getting better quality CAT6 (600mbps) for my long-run HDMI over CAT6 and used this 'slower' CAT6 (250mbps) to hardwire for SmartTV functions
June 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Electrician General Cable much better quality
Home Depot used to sell General Cable then went to Southwire, which I guess was probably do to pricing so they can gouge the consumer for a few extra pennies per box? As a master electrician who has run many thousands of feet of networking cable, I prefer General Cable over Southwire, Better jacket, easier to pull, and less kinks and other headaches.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chandler Junk
Do not buy this wire. This is not CAT6. It has no centre insulator to prevent electronic chatter between conductor pairs.
I would give it no stars, but 1 star is as low as it goes.
My fault for not doing my homework and being more careful when selecting wire for my home network.
Probably makes OK phone wire, but that's about it.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigHandsBro Solid Blue
I was pulling wire by myself and the wire rolled out of the boxes like hair out of butter. I did not have the need for another person to simply feed me the wire. Wire quality was excellent. Will use again.
January 14, 2014