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Which Ethernet Cable?

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December 31, 2013 4:20:52 PM

http://goo.gl/sqmO8W or http://goo.gl/2Hxcsr
They both seem the same type but which cable is faster, better and more durable?

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December 31, 2013 4:25:46 PM

The links are not working for me

EDIT: They are now
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December 31, 2013 4:39:52 PM

They will both run at the same speed as they are both CAT6.

The only difference is that one is STP (Sheilded Twisted Pair) and one is UTP (Unsheilded Twisted Pair).

All this means is that one (STP) has a foil coating arounf the wires. The only advantage of this is it stops interference.

You could only justify spending more on STP if you are running it in an area with alot of electrical activity. In most cases it's not worth the extra money.
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December 31, 2013 4:43:16 PM

A 'cat 6' by specs determines the speed (along with your network) there should be no speed difference . durability - who knows.
One is shielded (which again probably doesn't matter) - never used it in wiring offices of several hundred people - never mind for patch cables. Still always met the cat 6 spec.
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December 31, 2013 4:45:53 PM

Thank you
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