"Just used several packs of these connectors and all were tested fine on the network. I also used some on non-standard cat5 cable where the conductors are slightly smaller than certified cable but again they tested ok - even when pulling and twisting the ends. The quality seems to be on a par with other makes I've been using since the mid-80's."
"I used these with CAT 6 solid core cable and a decent quality crimper. Once the wires are cut to the correct length for the connector and they are laid out flat, inserting into the connector is assisted by small guide ridges within the connector. The retainer clip is not the best so if the equipment will move about (ie laptop on your knees) then you may find it falls out of the socket occasionally. The wire crimp is secure when pulled. Overall they are simple and do the job."
The cat 5 cable pushes in very easily (making sure all wires are exactly the same length and exactly 12.5mm long).
Once crimped they fit snugly into the router/computer socket. I had a practise with one and tried to pull it out much harder than I would as a test, it did not come out of the computer socket.
I also gave the cat5 cable a hard pull trying to dislodge from the RJ45 once crimped, it did not budge.
I used the screwfix crimp tool (22799) as this had much better reviews than the cheaper one (30318). However, I did not use the wire stripper part of the crimp tool as it was not sensitive enough (and often left bare pieces of wire showing) I used normal wire cutters.
Rated with 4 stars as I have no other RJ45's to compare it to."
"These connectors were fitted to cat6 cables with ease. The retainer clips on the plugs don't immediately engage so they needed a bit of persuasion and a quick pull to confirm that they were properly plugged in. Otherwise ok and at a good price."
"As per previous reviews the locking into the socket is weak.
Main point to note is that these type of plugs are for stranded wire. You can tell this by the two points on the metal crimp piece and not one point for stranded cable. If you get it the wrong way round you will have bad connections.
Note to screwfix don't sell solid core Cat5 cable then sell strand type crimps. More detail required in your product information!"
"When fitting the RJ45 connector into my Pc’s network card, it jammed and broke. I thought I'd damaged my card. I got some more as it might have been a duff connector. The whole pack was the same and after closer inspection with other better made RJ45, I could see the problem. It is poorly shaped and cooper contacts were a problem too. I have tested this and other connectors (in brand new pack) on 3 other PC devices I have and the same issue. I tried on a BT new router and again it was totally wrong shape to fit"