Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz
Have a wired network with a gigabyte lan card and a Netgear WNR3500 "N" router...will switching from 5 cat to 6 cat on the hardlines make any difference in home network performance..throughput...etc ??
Good morning Trinaz, cat 6 AKA as crossover wire is predominately used in switches, a switch is a piece of hardware that allows systems to connect into the switch, a switch provides no protection, ie: firewall etc. It simply allows several S/O systems to simaltaneously connect to an IP/Network.
Cat 5 AKA ethernet wire is predominately used to connect directly into any type broadband delivery device including network hardware, ie: router.