I wanted an ethernet so I have one less thing on wifi. This cord is 6 inches. I did not compensate for the plug ins on the cord. What I really wanted would be more like an 8 inch cord. This cord wire length is like 4.5 inches and the plug ins are the other length that get you to 6inches.
I like these "flexboot" cables a lot better than the "full boot" ones, which can be too stiff to release easily, especially if you are working in a tight space. The quality is top notch and the cables are working great in my gigabit network. Lives up to the quality I have come to expect from Monoprice.
I used over 20 of these cables of different lengths to wire my home network.. I did not consider testing the cables until after I had already run them through the walls. No worries. Every cable is performing as designed. My 1 gb speed is stable at every location. Highly recommended.
I purchased a 6" cable for a specific application in my home. It turns out that the 6" measurement includes the connectors, therefore the cable portion is only 4" long. I was still able to use the cable but it's putting a good bit of stress on both connectors which would have been avoided if the cable was 2" longer.
The description for these cables should be updated to include these details, or the cables should be manufactured to the length specified without including the connectors.
Great cables, but do NOT work with Monoprice Cat6 24-port Patch Panel
Specifically all FLEXboot cables do NOT work specifically with Monoprice Cat6 24-port Patch Panels. Several of the ports on each patch panel caused issues whereby if there is no upwards or downwards pressure, the cable will not connect pins 1 & 2. Took 2 full hours to troubleshoot what the hell was going on. Switched it out for regular Monoprice Cat6 patch cables, and it worked fine. Same goes for a few other cables I had lying around. It was ONLY the FLEXboot cables that acted up.
I've had this happen to me on 2 jobs now. Glad I finally know what's up.
PROS: Great cables, easy to work with.
CONS: Specifically all FLEXboot cables do NOT work specifically with Monoprice Cat6 24-port Patch Panels.