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von Peter (Guest)


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Hello,
I am going to buy a cable to connect my device and I do not understand 
the types.
I’m not familiar with this, consider choosing CAT5e or CAT6.
I searched on Google and saw a blog, is it true or not?
Can anyone advise me and tell me why?
Thank you in advance.

von Sigma (Guest)


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CAT6 has the higher quality shielding.

von Falk (Guest)


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Peter wrote:
> I am going to buy a cable to connect my device

What is "your device" and at what speed is it operating? For 100Mbit/s 
or lower CAT5e ist more than enough. Even 1Gbit/s works with it. CAT6 is 
more or less just luxury.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_pair#Building_infrastructure

von ReinSch (Guest)


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Sigma wrote:
> CAT6 has the higher quality shielding.

Cat6 is also available as unshielded cable.

von Anstaltsleiter (Guest)


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Peter wrote:
> I am going to buy a cable to connect my device and I do not understand
> the types.

Do you know how to use Google?

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tripplite.com%2Fproducts%2Fethernet-cable-types

von Sigma (Guest)


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ReinSch wrote:
> Sigma wrote:
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>> CAT6 has the higher quality shielding.
>
> Cat6 is also available as unshielded cable.

CAT6 has better shielding than CAT5e.

von Harald (Guest)


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If you push the limits (e.g. length) or if EMC is a concern it might 
matter. In most practical cases (especially SOHO-Applications) you can 
use whatever you find first.

von stefanus (Guest)


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Peter wrote:
> I searched on Google and saw a blog, is it true or not?

What is true or not? That you search on Google? Or shall we check the 
truth of unknown websites?

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