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Old 03-02-2012, 03:15 AM
 
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Hi, does anybody know of a cheap place where I can get an ethernet cable so I wouldn't have much of problem connecting to the internet wirelessly? Thank you.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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newegg.com

They deliver quick too, usually 2 days

I ordered a HD monday night and it was at my door the next day when i got home
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:33 AM
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Monoprice.com is the least expensive place i know of to buy cables.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Hi, does anybody know of a cheap place where I can get an ethernet cable so I wouldn't have much of problem connecting to the internet wirelessly? Thank you.
How far away are you from the *internet source* ?
The *ready made* cables, only have a certain maximum length.

Why do you have a *problem* with wireless ?
Maybe we can help ?
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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For online ordering I agree with Newegg, or Monoprice. I'd also add Amazon to the list.

Locally you will pay more. I'd look up a price on one of the three mentioned above, and then you'll at least have something to compare to if you need to shop locally.

Sometimes you can get a decent price from a local computer shop. Best Buy will sometimes have a cable in the game console section for substantially less than the ones in the computer section. I got a 30+ ft cable for about 1/3 of what they charge for the ones in the PC section.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: The DMV
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others have already provided online resources.

Locally - visit your mom/pop computer store. They usually will sell you generic cables (most likely made in house) fairly cheap. It may not have a snag guard or come in all sorts of colors... but it'll still work.

Also - if you know someone that works in IT (or even just ask your IT helpdesk at work). They'll probably just give you one - unless you need a longer run (25' +).

You can also consider learning how to make them. Its not that hard, and $40 will buy you a crimp, hand full of connectors, and about 100' of cable.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Firefold is the absolute best place... excellent prices too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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*bites tongue*
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Default Cheap cables

These days your average thrift store (Goodwill, etc) has boxes full of cables for 50 cents apiece
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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How far away are you from the *internet source* ?
The *ready made* cables, only have a certain maximum length.

Why do you have a *problem* with wireless ?
Maybe we can help ?
Don't you think I know how far they go? That's why I asked a simple question in which I don't need to say much.
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