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If you’re going to use ethernet cable, use cat6 patch cables. Cat6 wire is larger gauge than cat5. The spools you can get at the hardware stores is made to be used in walls and whatnot, so the wire is solid core wire. Patch cables are made to go from the wall to your device, so they are stranded wires. Stranded wires will take the continuous bending much better than solid wires. Eventually the solid wires with work harden and break, causing intermittant issues. The only issue with this is stranded wires won’t punch down as nice in the network keystones.