[lug] comparing cat 5e and cat 6 cables

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Tue Dec 27 18:16:04 MST 2005

Dean Brissinger wrote:
> To a vendor the difference between CAT5E and CAT6 is about 2 cents a
> foot.  They charge quite a bit more than that at your local compusa
> though...

I have some 5e and you can see the difference between it and 5.  The two 
pairs used by 100bT (green and orange) are twisted tighter than the 
other two pairs.  So I'm guessing that would be marginal for gigE.


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