[Q] Are there any advantages to using Cat 6 cable for computer
[A] There can be. The introduction of CAT 6 cable was done to meet
the specific needs of "Gigabit Ethernet". A whole
generation of new networking components has been introduced
for the purpose of having a Gigabit network. Network Interface
Cards, Routers, Switches, Patch panels, Hubs, and many other
components have been developed in order to create a network
that can be "certified" as a full gigabit network.
is important to remember that in order to achieve this goal,
EVERY single component in the network must be Gigabit certified.
If a single component in the network is rated at a speed below
that, it is possible and very likely that the network will operate
at a much slower speed.
IT professionals and installers have realized that very good
network performance can be achieved using Cat5e ethernet
cable and other networking components. A good quality Cat5e cable can deliver near or at gigabit speeds, and will do so
at a much lower cost that Cat 6 cable.
most important thing to remember is this: Buy what you need,
and no more. It is not necessary to spend the money for CAT
6 if you do not have to.
FAQ QUESTION: What is the difference
between CAT 6 and CAT 5e cable?
Keywords: Cat5e, Cat 6, Gigabit Ethernet, CAT 6 Cable