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500 ft. Blue 23/4 Solid CU CAT6 CMR (Riser) Data Cable

Covers 500 ft. (19¢ /ft.)
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  • Designed for the connection of data and video sources
  • Provides 500 feet of length for large projects
  • Suitable for use under floors or in walls
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Product Details

23/4 Category 6 (CMR) Riser Data and Voice Cable Installation Information

Ideal for Data Networking, Telephone, and Intercom

Use Category 3, 5e, and 6 cables for residential or commercial computer networking, phone, or intercom systems. Learn More.

23/4 Category 6 (CMR) Riser Data and Voice Cable Operation Information

Networking for the Home or Office

Help maintain the high speeds of your internet provider throughout your home or office data network. Learn More.

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The 500 ft. Blue 23/4 CAT6 CMR Riser Cable is rated for use in walls and under raised floors, allowing versatile indoor applications for computer network & data wiring. The cable features CAT6 twisted pairs and is flame retardant for safe, long-lasting use. Made with insulation and a PVC jacket.
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Questions & Answers

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Q:is there ft used or remaining markings on the wire
by|May 19, 2023
2 Answers
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A:  We'd be happy to help! Please contact us at CableTechSupport@southwire.com for additional information on this cable.

by|May 26, 2023

    A:  I've never seen a wire with these markings indicating distance used/remaining. Since this product doesn't specifically list this unique feature, I think its safe to say that the wire will not have these markings.

    by|Aug 17, 2023
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      Q:What product is used in place of cat 6 if you want to Direct bury it
      by|Mar 25, 2023
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      A:  You can find Cat6 wires designed for Direct Burial. Look for Ethernet cables that are explicitly labeled as "outdoor-rated" or "direct burial" Cat6 cables. These cables have additional protection against moisture, UV exposure, and mechanical stress.

      by|Aug 17, 2023

        A:  We'd be happy to help! Please reach out to our wire and cable experts at CableTechSupport@southwire.com for assistance in finding the right cable for your project.

        by|Mar 29, 2023
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          Q:For above ceiling and in wall, do you recommend EMT or PVC conduit to run cat6?
          by|Feb 22, 2023
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          A:  If its close to electrical wires, EMT would provide more protection from electromagnetic fields. If this is the goal, STP (shielded twisted pair) Cat6 might be an easier solution depending on how much shielding you need. PVC is easier to work with.

          by|Aug 17, 2023

            A:  We'd be happy to help! In order to best help you, please reach out to CableTechSupport@southwire.com, and one of our wire and cable experts will assist you with your project.

            by|Aug 18, 2023
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              Q:I want to run a CAT6 wire in an interior cement floor. Can I cover it as is or does it need to be in conduit?
              by|Jan 8, 2023
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              A:  This is a bad idea. Concrete is a rigig material, and as it dries and cures, it can exert significant pressure on objects within it. The pressure from the concrete's expansion and contraction as it dries could potentially damage the cable or break it.

              by|Aug 18, 2023
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                A:  We'd be happy to help! Please contact CableTechSupport@southwire.com with the details of your project and receive assistance from one of our wire and cable experts.

                by|Jan 13, 2023
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                  Customer Reviews

                  3.9 out of 5
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                  This is NOT CAT 6 cable! BEWARE! Missing isolator!
                  This is NOT Cat 6 cable despite what Southwire says and is falsely labeled. This cable is missing the very important crossfiller that is designed to isolate the four twisted pairs. I went through every package of Southwire Cat 6 cable in the store and not a single one had the crossfiller. I do not know how this is still an issue after users have been reporting this very problem for years. Yes, this cable is noticeably thicker gauge than the Cat 5e from Southwire, but it is still not Cat 6 without the crossfiller and will not reach the 600Mhz potential.
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                    4 found this review helpful
                    This is NOT CAT 6 cable! BEWARE! Missing isolator!
                    This is NOT Cat 6 cable despite what Southwire says and is falsely labeled. This cable is missing the very important crossfiller that is designed to isolate the four twisted pairs. I went through every package of Southwire Cat 6 cable in the store and not a single one had the crossfiller. I do not know how this is still an issue after users have been reporting this very problem for years. Yes, this cable is noticeably thicker gauge than the Cat 5e from Southwire, but it is still not Cat 6 without the crossfiller and will not reach the 600Mhz potential.
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                      1 found this review helpful
                      This is NOT CAT 6 cable! BEWARE! Missing isolator!
                      This is NOT Cat 6 cable despite what Southwire says and is falsely labeled. This cable is missing the very important crossfiller that is designed to isolate the four twisted pairs. I went through every package of Southwire Cat 6 cable in the store and not a single one had the crossfiller. I do not know how this is still an issue after users have been reporting this very problem for years. Yes, this cable is noticeably thicker gauge than the Cat 5e from Southwire, but it is still not Cat 6 without the crossfiller and will not reach the 600Mhz potential.
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                        2 found this review helpful
                        NOT Cat6 cable. 24/4 gauge, not 23/4 gauge
                        Like other customers I purchased a box of Southwire "CAT6 Riser Cable" that I was shocked to discover was Cat5e size wire, not Cat6. The 23/4 wire gauge listed on the box is false. I had noticed the twisted pair wires inside this riser cable were very thin and slid too easily into my Cat6 RJ45 connectors. Using calipers I measured the bare wire diameter at 0.0205"/ 0.52mm, which is 24 AWG size wire, not 23 AWG. Southwire should not be representing this riser cable as 23/4 Cat6 cable.
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                        Response from Southwire Tools SupportFeb 8, 2022
                        We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you. Thank you for your feedback regarding this concern. We are looking into this situation to determine if it needs to be updated or not. For additional assistance, please contact our customer service team at 855-798-6657 and we'd be happy to help!
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                          NOT cat6
                          I came home and pulled out the wire to find regular cat5e. This is so clearly not cat6 and I'll be telling the store manager to take these off the shelves before someone else makes the same mistake of buying this. I saw other reviews with a similar claim. Save yourself and just buy online or something because this was the only local place for me.
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                          Response from Southwire Tools SupportMar 4, 2021
                          We are sorry for the mix-up and appreciate your feedback.
                            17 found this review helpful
                            Meets Expectation and Requirements
                            Our home was built long before the current building codes were in place. Combined with age the DIY work done by the previous owner/owners have made any upgrades attempted very difficult. Due to the ISP point of entry into our home is in our basement the WiFi signal upstairs and on the opposite end of the house is week and intermittent. Each member of the family had expressed their frustration in trying to sustain a constant signal thus the need to run data cables to several different locations in our home. I am an electrician; however I do not work with data cables nor do anything requiring the extreme speeds found in data centers or office buildings. Based on what I was trying to do combined with I already had the tools to add my own ends and the testers, a data technician I work with steered me to use the Southwire Cat6 Data Cable. Several days ago, early August, I picked up 2 one hundred ft rolls; however after the first run I realized I needed more so I returned one of them and picked up the 500ft roll. I ran the above product from our router approximately 60 feet to a switch. From the switch there are two runs of about 3 feet one run of about 8 feet and one at 50 feet which does go through the attic before terminating. I also installed another data jack in my garage (approximately 100 feet). Per my family members the WiFi signal is much better due to a second router being placed in a more central location. All of the hardwired devices have seen a substantial improvement in internet download and upload speed, stability and more importantly all users are happy. The product met my expectations in regards to ease of the install. Arguably it would be easier to purchase cables with the ends already installed, I found being able to customize the length of wire was easier and much more cost effective. Pulling lines through walls without the ends attached and the ability to install what I needed at the termination points were much easier without having to worry about kinks, bends or fighting with wires getting tangled. Should I ever have to run network wires again I would consider using the same product again. I will update my review should I run into or discover anything over the course of time.
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                              5 found this review helpful
                              Overall good product, support Gbps speeds even though doesn't have the internal insulation betwee...
                              Overall good product, support Gbps speeds even though doesn't have the internal insulation between wires that I expect for cat6 (see picture); doesn't seem to make difference.
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                              Response from Southwire Tools SupportJun 26, 2020
                              We are so happy to hear you are satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate your feedback!
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                              • Recommended
                              6 found this review helpful
                              not sure what the deal was here but if you check multiple boxes the cables are not the same one i...
                              not sure what the deal was here but if you check multiple boxes the cables are not the same one is dark blue and one is light blue... light blue cable is more of cat 6 gauge but still no plastic seperator in the middle for cross talk purposes dark blue looks just like cat 5e cable even fits into regular cat 5e rj45 fittings... ended up originally getting the dark blue had it ran around the house then had to return to buy another because installer was running low and noticed there was a big difference between these cables. The boxes have same skus same everything on the outside but cables are completely different, wasted a bunch of money paying installers... buyer beware
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                              Response from Southwire Tools SupportApr 27, 2020
                              We are sorry to hear that you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If there is anything we can do to help please contact our team at 770-832-4242.
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                              18 found this review helpful
                              I picked this up 2 weeks ago to wire the network in my home. It shows cat 6 on the box, but its r...
                              I picked this up 2 weeks ago to wire the network in my home. It shows cat 6 on the box, but its really cat 5 wire! There is no hard plastic spine in there to keep them insulated from each other. I am so angry because due to COVID-19 I cant return this CAT 5 wire to get the right stuff. I will NEVER buy networking material from home depot again or this wire company!
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                              Response from Southwire Tools SupportApr 15, 2020
                              We are sorry to hear that you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If there is anything we can do to help please contact our team at 770-832-4242.
                                14 found this review helpful
                                Cat6 1000' supposedly
                                I did a store pick up order for 1000' of cat 6 wire to finish a project. The next morning when I had time to do the project the cable was too small to strip properly in my cat 6 stripper. I had 2 other boxes that I have gone through from another hardware store. The cable was a darker blue and this Box then the others and thinner without the fiber cord that supposed to be in the cable. I returned it and had to settle for a 500' Box that seems to be right. Seems light the company must have labeled the wrong wire. Definitely a cheaper wire than what I paid for
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                                Response from Southwire Tools SupportApr 15, 2020
                                We are sorry to hear that you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If there is anything we can do to help please contact our team at 770-832-4242.
                                  8 found this review helpful
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