[lug] comparing cat 5e and cat 6 cables

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Tue Dec 27 16:05:41 MST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 15:46 -0700, Dean Brissinger wrote:
> Actually, worth mentioning a small source of possible confusion...  Cat5
> is only rated for 100BT and in practice often only can handle 10.  Cat5e
> on the other hand will handle up to GigE.  Not sure if that's where the
> original confusion came from or not.

If it is Cat5 cable but doesn't handle 100 Mb, then the installer
probably screwed up the terminations.  Clip it and terminate it
correctly.  Or, it could be too long of a cable run, or the data cable
could be wrapped around a power cable or something else causing

But Cat5 cable should handle 100 Mb data and if it isn't handling that
data rate, look for an installation problem.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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