[lug] comparing cat 5e and cat 6 cables

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Mon Dec 26 17:16:51 MST 2005

Now I know that cat 5e cables are the preferred cable for most 100 Mbit 
cable. The stores tend to try to sell more expensive cat 6 cable. I've 
also heard many times that cat 6 cables will sometimes not work as well 
as cat 5e on 100 Mbit systems. In the past I've always gone with a 
quality cat 5e, but I've never wired for gigabit.

What's the story about which cable to use and when? I'm interested in 
comparing for both 100 Mbit and gigabit.

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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