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Re: Throughput riddle

On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:47:57 +1300
Richard Hector <richard@walnut.gen.nz> wrote:


> FWIW, most cabling professionals (of which definitely I'm not one)
> don't make their own cables unless they absolutely have to. Factory
> ones are so much more reliable.
> Riser cable, being intended for fixed installation, is solid core. The
> appropriate cable for patch leads and other flexible applications is
> stranded. To go with the 2 cable types, there are also different
> connectors for each. Since most flexible cables are stranded, so are
> most available connectors. If you're using solid cable with stranded
> connectors, you're quite likely to get an unreliable connection. As
> well as that, the solid cables are likely to fail sooner if they get
> flexed more than they're designed for.
> More specifically, stranded connectors have spikes intended to go
> through between the strands, while solid ones have springy things a
> bit like the connectors in a mains socket (for flat blades), but much
> smaller, that go either side and grip the solid wire.
> http://www.cableorganizer.com/articles/difference-between-solid-stranded-rj45-plugs.html

Thanks for all this information. I'm simply using cables that came with
my various devices, plus one or two that I actually bought. As per my
earlier email, getting another few percent on iperf tests probably
wouldn't translate into anything significant in my real world

> Richard


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