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Difference between "flat" and "snagless" ethernet cables

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April 27, 2012 12:29:48 AM

I was looking for flat LAN cables so it would go under my door to the router located in another room. When I search for "flat ethernet cables" on Amazon, I get a bunch of results on "snagless" ethernet cables.

This is slightly cheaper than flat cables and it's from Belkin.
Do the 2 terms mean the same thing (ie. flat/thin)?
April 27, 2012 3:20:00 AM

Snag-less is not flat, it has to do with the PVC tabs by the plastic clip that prevent the clip from catching on things when your pulling it past things. I would not get a flat ethernet cable personally, ethernet has electrical EMI and RFI properties that require it to be twisted, and flat cables generally violate those rules.
March 17, 2013 8:31:51 PM

Agreed - flat is a bad idea, especially on long runs.

Running cables under a door is one of those things you really want to avoid if at all possible.
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