After trying for a couple days to network two old Macs together with this cable, I thought I must be having software problems. After I tried everything software-wise I ordered another cable from Belkin. It worked instantly. Monoprice refunded me without having to return it.
CONS: Monoprice sent item to wrong state, and an unknown address. When I informed of them of this, their response was it was my fault, since it I entered in the wrong zip code. Somehow the zip code was automatically entered as Johnson City tx rather than Johnson city tn. So since monoprice thought it was my error, they wanted to charge me a reshipping fee. Even the manager thought it was my error. What bothers me the most is the fact that they did not investigate why the zip code was entered incorrectly. I have used my saved address and bought from monoprice many times before without this happening, so from my point of view, monoprice has a defect in its ordering system. Will not order from them again, even if I have to pay a few dollars more somewhere else.
I needed this cable to replace the original cable connecting my NHT subwoofer to its controller. While not exactly rare, not many places carry this style of cable since Apple stopping using this type of port years ago. Monoprice of course had it and at a very reasonable price. Wish it came in black and was shorter, but otherwise it does the job just fine.
PROS: Not a particularly easy cable to find, but of course Monoprice to the rescue! Other than that, well, it's a cable and it works.
CONS: Wish there was a shorter version and a black cable option.