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Network Cables Any Diferences?

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;) umm just want to know guys if there is any diferences betwen the standard networking cable and the others "no standard". i would like to know if there is any diferences in performance. for example the standard cable in stores is the type 5 and there is another type 6 wich promises better performance.

any opinion, advice are welcome

thanks in advance :rolleyes:

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You can use both 5 and 6 for 100/1000 MBit, the main difference is the allowed length.

On 100MBit you can go up to 105m with Cat5 (or a total signal path of 210m) and several (3 or so)km with Cat6. (Even more with Cat7 oder glass fibre)

You can Use Cat5 for GBit, but don't try to run it too far,for the usual 5-10m it should work, but not much more...

And be sure to keep away from those ugly 240V/110V (whatever they use where you come from) cables, they'll ruin the speed when they are too close and might ever fry a NIC (transformator-like effect)

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