Understanding "Cat" meaning when using Ethernet Cable.

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  • Category 3

    6 9.38%
  • Category 5

    30 46.88%
  • Category 5e

    48 75.00%
  • Category 6

    34 53.13%
  • Category 6a

    7 10.94%
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  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       #11

    Ethernet provides several advantages. Itís typically quicker and more trusted than todayís finest Wi-Fi routers and itís generally less expensive.
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  2. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #12

    Were you aware you were responding to a year and a half old thread?
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  3. Posts : 2,298
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
       #13

    RonWesley said:
    Ethernet provides several advantages. Itís typically quicker and more trusted than todayís finest Wi-Fi routers and itís generally less expensive.
    Aye, an old thread though in terms of bandwidth... wireless is kind of getting ahead of traditional copper wired cabling it seems...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87dsbpi3iCw

    Interesting video despite the cheesy-ness of it

    Josh :)
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  4. Posts : 1,399
    Win 7 Ult 64-bit
       #14

    "cat" means some people's cats chew through cable. if they chew 5 wires, it's CAT 5. If they chew through only 4 wires, it's CAT 4, etc.
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  5. Posts : 73
    Win7 x64
       #15

    Cat 6 is expensive and doesn't offer much of an improvement over 5e.
    Info from a 40 year communications specialist (telephone & networking).
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