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MatCon5

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My cable I want to run to my PS3 is a bit too short, I've heard lots of mixed reviews about couplers.. I was wondering, do they work as they are supposed to?
Do you lose connection speed? are they trustworthy? etc.

Thanks in advance.
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as far as i'm concerned there is little to no change with a coupler between two cat cables....the only time i could think it WOULD cause an issue would be if the coupler is next to something that can cause EMI/RFI (like a fan or something) or if you're tying together two REALLY long cables...and even then i don't think you'd notice anything...
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Yes, I have about a 25ft cable running from downstairs to here, and the cable is just a few feet too short to reach the other side of my room. So the coupler would only help add about another 4 or 5 feet to the length. The coupler will sit almost right in the center of the room on the ceiling, so it's well away from my Air Conditioner and other electronics. Thanks for clearing some dust about this for me.

Cheers.

Matt

Edited by MatCon5, 17 July 2008 - 12:33 PM.

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