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Cable I WANT TO MOVE MY PC INTO ANOTHER ROOM BUT MY CABLE ON MY SURFBOARD IS TOO SHORT CAN IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN BUY EXTENTIONS

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  • CATH000UK Feb 01, 2008

    THATS FANTASTIC THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP



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Yes u can buy 50 ft network cable 25 ft 100 ft on ebay cheapest ok cat 6

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    nick helpap Feb 01, 2008

    cat 6 is the line 500 mhz ok cat 5e slower 300 mhz less bandwith lobnger u go bestto buy cat 6 cost litte more but better faster cable

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