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Ethernet Cable: Is Cat 6 the best?

#1Jacobh7190Posted 7/16/2014 1:47:22 PM
Any real differences in different Cats?
Just planning on using for home.
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#2CELTEKKPosted 7/16/2014 2:01:15 PM
There's no benefit in cat6 over cat5 in your home.
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#3Orestes417Posted 7/16/2014 2:09:45 PM
CELTEKK posted...
There's no benefit in cat6 over cat5 in your home.


Not true at all. Cat6 supports higher throughput and unless you feel like rewiring your house later on down the line to take advantage of it there's little to no reason not to use it for any new installation.
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#4CELTEKKPosted 7/16/2014 2:29:23 PM
Let me know when you're gonna be needing a cable that allows for 10Gb throughput.

Cat5e is fine for up to gigabit throughput, I haven't the singlest idea when there's going to be these kinds of speeds delivered to yo ur average residential home.
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#5Orestes417Posted 7/16/2014 2:48:05 PM
Great idea there saving a few cents per foot for a new install only to pay more whenever, and it'll probably be in the next 5-10 years, manufacturers start including 10GE and 100GE ports on consumer grade routers.
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#6SilentHawk29Posted 7/16/2014 3:23:43 PM
ISPs are the problems, not routers.
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#7Orestes417Posted 7/16/2014 3:26:38 PM
ISPs have no bearing on LAN speeds.
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#8GeminiX7Posted 7/16/2014 3:52:19 PM
I think 6a is the highest as of right now, but 5e is probably going to be the best to use without getting diminishing returns on the money spent on the wiring. That said, if you are doing extensive wiring throughout the house, and you don't want to worry about re-wiring for awhile, 6 wouldn't hurt.
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#9DRAGON07891230Posted 7/16/2014 3:54:04 PM
CELTEKK posted...
Let me know when you're gonna be needing a cable that allows for 10Gb throughput.

Cat5e is fine for up to gigabit throughput, I haven't the singlest idea when there's going to be these kinds of speeds delivered to yo ur average residential home.


If you live in Kansas City then Google fiber...
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#10SilentHawk29Posted 7/16/2014 6:04:06 PM
Orestes417 posted...
ISPs have no bearing on LAN speeds.


TC wants it for internet.
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