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Cat6 cat5 difference

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December 13, 2010 9:07:35 AM

Hello,how does the performance increase in cat6 cable more than cat5 ,when the same copper & four pair cables are used

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December 13, 2010 12:17:09 PM

Cat6 cable has much better protections against electromagnetic inteference and signal reflection/crosstalk. It really doesn't have to do with the number of pairs or materials used in the wire, but how well and how far the cable can transmit data without interference.
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December 13, 2010 4:37:20 PM

Cat6 has more twists per inch than cat5. Cat 5 has more twists per inch than Cat3. This reduces attenuation and interference.
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December 15, 2010 4:57:17 AM

Because of the more twists and better shielding, can6 is rated at 1gigabits per-seconds, at 100 meters in length. But if you shorten the length I think you can get up to like 10 gigabits per second (not that any one has a nic the can go that fast).
And Cat5 is 100megabits per-second at 100 meter but you can get it up to 1 gig when shorten.
So if you are running short distances, you really shouldn't notice a difference, between the two.
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December 14, 2013 7:22:01 AM

Cat 5e and cat 6 both support speeds of up to 1gig but the length of run should not exceed 100m including patch leads.

http://youtu.be/KzhCCtYP6ww

Were they differ is cat 5e is tested to 100mhz and cat 6 to 250 mhz so it can support a higher bandwidth.

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