Ok i bought a 25ft cat5e cable to run around my room from my comcast modem to desktop. According to windows i have speeds of 1gbps but to be realistic only getting 80mbps download speeds according to speed test.
I bought a newer bigger case for my desktop and the few inches higher ethernet port is a tight reach, since i already secured the cat5e cable against the wall on the floor. I work part-time for best buy and can get the only rj-45 coupler they have for like $1, but what bothers me is that the speed is rather 10/100. So if i decide to get the coupler to relieve the tension, will it affect my internet speeds?
What is the advertised speed from your ISP? That is the defining issue for connecting to the outside world.
Internally, 10/100/1000 links will be limited to 10/100 if there is a 10/100 device in the chain.