Is the lan cable and cat 6 cable is same? Tags: LAN LAN Ethernet Card Cable Networking Last response: September 25, 2012 3:39 AM in Networking Share sarilc300 July 4, 2012 3:42:57 AM Hi, I would like to know what is the difference between LAN cable and ethernet cable ? is both cable is same? can we use CAT 6 and CAT 5 cable as LAN CABLE? More about : lan cable cat cable Emerald July 4, 2012 5:02:11 AM LAN and ethernet cable is the samething and LAN cables are either CAT5e or CAT6 standart TheCrazySquirell July 8, 2012 11:43:18 AM A Cat5 cable can only handle speeds of up to 100mbps (Cat5e means it has a max transfer of 1gbps) a Cat6 cable can handle speeds of up to 10gbps and each pair of twisted cable is individually shielded, this is a much higher quality cable and allows "cleaner" data transmission. Related resources Transfer speed between 2 Gigabit Lan PC through Straight Cable Cat 6 - Forum Cat 6 Cable - Forum Is Cat 6 network cable faster than cat 5? - Forum Wireless vs 100 feet cat 6 cable - Forum Is cat 5 and cat 6 cable clipping the same ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coocoo bananas September 25, 2012 12:54:19 AM If u had a gigabit router, would you use cat 5e or 6? sk1939 September 25, 2012 3:39:24 AM coocoo bananas said:If u had a gigabit router, would you use cat 5e or 6? Cat5 = 10/100Mbps for 100m Cat5e(nhanced) = 10/100Mbps/1000Mbps for 100m Cat6 = 10/100/1000 Mbps for 100m 10,000 Mbps for 50m Cat6A/Cat7 = 10,000 Mbps for 100m That being said, if your doing a new install I would use Cat6 if you can afford it, but Cat5e would work also. Cat5 will not work for gigabit speed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum"splitting" Cat 5 cable ForumCat 5 LAN cable to wireless....how? ForumLAN cable : how long is "too long"? ForumUse cat6 cable instead of USB? ForumWill type of cable ( cat 5, cat6 , etc...) increase internet speeds? ForumCat 5e or cat6 cable for outdoors/underground use ForumSplitting a cat 6 cable ForumCat 6 cable prices and quality ForumPc to pc communication with straight cable cat6 ForumRouter Setup ForumCant connect to internet with cable ForumI have two cable modems (same ISP) and need to have one common network where I c Forum2 computers 1 cable modem can i use both on same modem? Forum2 computers 1 cable modem can i use both on same modem? Forum2 connection at same time wifi and cable More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !