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What Network Cable?


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#1 daic

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:57 AM

Hello,

Question:
If your internet speed is a 6MB or 12MB connection whats the best network cable to have? (IE: cat5, cat6, etc.)
Also, if your connection needs, lets say, a cat5 cable, if you have a cat 6 cable, is there data loss?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:14 AM

Cat 6 is just the newer version of the standard and is backwards compatible with Cat 5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat6

Think of it like USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.

The only thing to worry about is Cat 6 cables can kink and short out (read the Installation caveats on the Wiki page I linked to above).
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

A cat5e lead will go up to 1Gb, so is all you need in a domestic situation




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