Nice videos! I have found lately that some of the cheap patch cables have the T568A configuration for some reason. Might be an e-bay thing... They work fine as long as both ends are the same I suppose. Do they work if you have 568A on one end and 568B on the other? Check the wire gauge of the conductors if looking at cat6. Someone pointed out to me that cat6 should be 23guage, cat5 would be 24 gauge. I often see cables being sold as cat6 and specs show a gauge of 24. I did purchase a box of cable a while back that said cat6 and 24guage, I thought I got ripped off, but checked the writing on the jacket and it says 23ga. Also noted the cat5 connectors wouldn't fit on the cable, and it did have that separator, so I guess I was lucky. Caveat emptor I suppose. I use mostly cat6 stp cable for the cameras, little trickier to do the connectors but not a big deal. Reason for using the shielded cable is that I have high power RF transmitters nearby that could induce currents in the ethernet cabling that could fry sensitive components. Also it helps keep RF noise from being emitted by the cabling, routers, network devices, etc. Most of you shouldn't require stp cable but if you are close to a transmitter (AM, FM, television, ham radio, or cell tower) you might consider it. It's more costly too.