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CAT5e or CAT6

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Topic: CAT5e or CAT6
Posted By: Coin
Subject: CAT5e or CAT6
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2022 at 4:28pm
Hello,
I am going to buy the cable to connect my device and is confused by the types.
I?m not familiar with this, consider choosing CAT5e or CAT6.
I searched on google and saw the https://www.baudcom.com.cn/blog/whats-the-difference-between-cat5e-and-cat6" rel="nofollow - blog , is this blog true or not?
Can someone kindly advise me and also tell me the reason?
Thanks in advance.



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Posted By: threadzipper1957
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2022 at 8:00pm
The difference between Cat5 and Cat6, is the transfer rate the cable can handle, Cat6, is better shielded.
But when using a Gigabit LAN, Cat5 is more than enough, Cat6 is not perse necessary


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Posted By: noelman8
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2022 at 6:05pm
https://www.cablematters.com/blog/Networking/cat5e-vs-cat6" rel="nofollow - https://www.cablematters.com/blog/Networking/cat5e-vs-cat6

it also depends on which speeds your network router supports. if your router supports 2.5 gigabit LAN or 10 gigabit LAN speeds, go with CAT6 cables. but if your router supports only up to 1Gb / 1 gigabit LAN and not higher, then CAT5e is good enough



Posted By: threadzipper1957
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2022 at 6:26pm
Hi Noelman8.

Correct.
2.5 or 10G, in my opinion, only makes sense in an internal network environment, where Servers and switches/routers work with the same speed.
For internet, the speed is limited to the bandwith of the server you download from, with NAS, it is determinded by the overall speed of your Array/ drives

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