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    Monoprice 8P8C RJ45 Cat5e Shielded Inline Coupler
    Product # 7281
    Out of Stock ETA: 10/4/2018


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    Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 3 answers
    Will this pass a gigabyte signal or all the bandwidth of a CAT5e cable?
    Robert M on Dec 1, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. This is a passthrough so it will successful pass gigabit speeds. I hope this helps, thank you!
    Will this work with POE+?
    Billy Y on Jul 21, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. We have used these before and POE passes through fine for an access point.
    5.0 / 5.0
    17 Reviews
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    Inline coupler
    I refused to pay Staples another $9.00 for an Inline Coupler. Once I checked the prices at MonoPrice I determined I will not buy another cable or coupler locally.

    The 7281 couple shows excellent workmanship along with a tight, solid connection between the two cables. I like its metalic construction rather than the plastic one from Staples. (I have not tried the plastic ones from MonoPrice.) I doubt that I will switch from the 7281 because I find it so reliable. I think you will find the same.

    PROS: Solid piece of work
    Excellent price

    CONS: Non
    June 6, 2011
    Great quality!!!
    We moved into a new house and the existing CAT5e cables weren't long enough to be plugged into an Ethernet switch. Used these inline connectors to extend cables from patch panel to a PoE switch. Both powered (PoE) and non powered equipment worked perfectly.
    May 4, 2015
    Ordered these several times over the years and have never seen a failure. Definitely recommend the durable metal construction over plastic if you're planning on burying runs in floors, ceilings, or walls. I haven't tested it, but these should withstand being stepped on or hit by vacuums as well.

    PROS: Durable construction. Metal never separates or loosens like the plastic couplers. Gigabit still functions over long, coupled runs, so attenuation is within acceptable parameters

    CONS: Need to concentrate when inserting 8P8C connector to make it fit due to snug connection, though this could be counted as a pro as well. Has somewhat larger footprint than most of its plastic counterparts.
    November 17, 2014
    As advertised
    Except for the cons listed here, this product works as advertized.

    PROS: dirty cheap.

    CONS: Metal on the side makes initial cable insert a bit of a challenge.
    April 21, 2012
    Easy clips, good ping and no packet loss after install
    December 19, 2017
    10 months ago
    Just okay

    PROS: metal housing, feel solid.

    CONS: bigger than necessary. The metal clip on the side of the RJ45 female connection makes it hard for the Ethernet cable to connect.
    November 3, 2011
    Double female Cat5 connector is top quality.
    I needed a double female adapter and this one is built like a tank.

    PROS: Well built, solid.. Good contacts.

    CONS: none
    November 3, 2016
    Just okay

    PROS: Solid feel.

    CONS: Bigger than necessary. The metal clips on the left and right of the RJ45 connection makes it hard for the Ethernet cable to engage.
    November 3, 2011
    Very Satisfied
    Great price, fast shipping, works great!

    PROS: Great price, fast shipping, works great!

    CONS: None
    July 23, 2011
    You can get what you need
    I tend to be very cost conscious, and Monoprice never disappoints. The coupler is sturdy and does the job. Not much else to say.
    April 12, 2014

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