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Ethernet Cable for dorm room?

notaznguynotaznguy Posts: 954Registered User Member
Uh so I'll be in Hedrick Summit this year. I remember my OC told me at orientation that there isn't wifi in the dorm rooms, only in the lounges. Or I do recall saying that there is wif, but it's very weak. So I guess I'd have to buy an ethernet cable right? Any know long of a cable I should get?
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Replies to: Ethernet Cable for dorm room?

  • AsuraAsura Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Yes you need one, 12-16ft is good.
  • kick53rv3kick53rv3 Posts: 1,803Registered User Senior Member
    there is almost no wifi, you can kinda get it if you are really close to the lounge, as for cables anything around 6 would do really, keep in mind for triples there are only 2 slots for internet so you need to get a hub or router (i have a wireless router and it works fine, keeps my computer and ps3 online wirelessly and my roommates use it when they don't like to be glued to their desk)
  • DeucesDeuces Posts: 1,501Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, unless your room is next to the lounge or two doors down, you won't get wifi (I did last year since I was right next to one).
  • BoelterHallBoelterHall Posts: 2,928Registered User Senior Member
    If you plan to be immobile, 6 feet is more than enough. Buy your own before school starts for a few bucks. If you buy at UCLA, just the 6 feet cable will cost you $10. (and more for longer CAT5s)
  • MadeInChinaMadeInChina Posts: 1,392Registered User Senior Member
    there are a couple of people around the dorms who make ethernet cables. 50 cents per foot.
  • blizzard07blizzard07 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    i know last year they added wifi connection in de neve late last year... does anyone know if they will be adding wifi to other buildings in the near future?
  • elcoHistoryelcoHistory Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    What is the difference between cat5 and cat6? Will they both work?
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