Monoprice Cat6A Slim cable Unboxing and review, not quite what it says on the tin

I recently purchased a 10pack of these slimrun 6a cables for use at work between one of our mikrotik swiches(the CRS354 that I looked at here https://youtu.be/J-xiuuTr2Uw in conjunction with the ipolex 10gbaseT adapter I use at home https://youtu.be/F_mCArhPZmQ ) and was disappointed to find that they worked neither at home(using the OWC 10GbaseT thunderbolt adapter https://youtu.be/Ljb8vEiAb8w ) or at work using the built in intel X540 adapter(it looked like it was going to work but was super unstable because the x540 only supports 1 or 10 gigabit not 2.5 or 5 where it could establish a stable link. Overall these aren’t as terrible as they could be since they do handle PoE as well as gigabit and 5GbaseT speeds but not complying to the 6a spec and not having the ability to establish a stable 10GbaseT link these cables should be avoided for high performance applications. At 25 usd for a 10 pack on amazon https://amzn.to/3lHVYLb these aren’t the most expensive cables if you’re looking for something that is easy to manage on a desk, just not the 10gig cable I was looking for(and they claim to be)

You can find it on monoprice’s website here https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=29474

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Equipment used
Yi M1(still) https://amzn.to/35pg7yy
Z-cam E1 (video) https://amzn.to/2Yqsp8p
SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 https://amzn.to/2UeDwyf
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD https://amzn.to/2YtDYvr
Audio 2000s AMX7303 https://amzn.to/3gYC7Wo
Audio Technica Pro44 https://amzn.to/3f29BRZ
Shotcut http://shotcut.org

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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is a full time IT administrator at a medium sized private business former FRC coach and technology enthusiast.

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