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is there any reason to get a cat6e cable over a cat5

#1Jedthehead91Posted 9/1/2013 3:20:41 PM
for 115mb broadband?
if only i could be so grossly incandescent
#2OmegaDL50Posted 9/1/2013 3:29:36 PM(edited)
Cat 5e is all you need and Cat 6 gives you very little that Cat 5e can't offer. For example, Cat 5e is designed to handle Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) speeds. While the 10Gig Ethernet standard for copper cabling is still not complete, it will almost certainly require Augmented Cat 6 cabling (6A) to reach 10G speeds for the full 100 meters.

Since you don't have 1Gbit internet, CAT6 is pointless. Even with a standard CAT5 it will be very rare you reach the actual theoretical maximum throughput of 100Mbps
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#3Master_BassPosted 9/1/2013 3:50:18 PM(edited)
Yeah, if you're not a business you don't need Cat 6. Cat 5/5e is just fine.
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#4Jedthehead91(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 4:06:00 PM
thanks guys, i thought a internet cable was a internet cable
if only i could be so grossly incandescent