Cat6 cables useful?


I guess this is off-topic, but I AM using cables to interconnect among
my wireless router, client bridge, PC, and media extender.
Is there any value in using Cat6 ethernet cables with these devices? I
am using 802.11g and I might upgrade to 802.11n. I am interested in
performance, and also reliability. If a fancy cable can eliminate an
entry in a list of trouble-shooting tasks, I am all for it.
I also have Cat5 and Cat5e cables in my hell box. I don't really understand
the practical differences among all of these. I see that they are rated
to a maximum count of MHz, but I don't know how to translate that into
network performance and reliability.
Reply to
David Arnstein
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For home use NO Cat5e is good for Gigahertz.
Cat 6 is over kill most things cat 6 and 7 may be usefull for 10G
Reply to
Neuromancer
Hi,
Cat5e is mostly used, it can reach up to 100Mbps at 100 meter distance, this is more than 802.11g can reach (54Mbps) while 802.11g+ can reach 108Mbps in theory or if both units are few meters away in the same room!
Don't look for Cat6 or Cat7
Panda,
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Panda
um the rule of thumb is cut the max speed in half to get a rough idea what the speed will be on a good conection as wireless has a lot of over head.
Cat 5 UTP can (if terminated properly) handle 1 Gbs in each direction.
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Neuromancer

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