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Ron Bakker
02-03-2008, 07:23 PM
Hey I was about to purchase a 20m Rj45 network cable willie nillie without thinking about it, but then I noticed there was price differences and cat5 and cat6. What does this mean?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=7&minorCatID=127
Cheers

Bantu
02-03-2008, 07:33 PM
go Cat6

pctek
02-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Cat 5E Vs Cat 6

When comparing Cat 5E and Cat6, the main difference is in the transmission performance and extension of the available bandwidth; that is 100 MHz for Cat 5E and 200 MHz for Cat 6. This includes better insertion loss, near end crosstalk, return loss, and equal level far end crosstalk.

heni72847
02-03-2008, 09:41 PM
if just connecting computer to router for internet
I don't see what's wrong with cat5e

but if you have gigabit lan transferring files across computers, then cat6 is a must

cat6 is backward compatible and will be future-proof if you later upgrade your network

Ron Bakker
03-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Cool, that's what I needed to know.