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I am ordering a bunch of cables from monoprice for my home theather right now, I need a 75~ft cable to run to my desktop throu the roof instead of wifi(lags the whole network).
What is the differnce between cat 5/6?
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I believe that cat 6 has higher b/w... correct me if I'm wrong.
    
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not much. Higher quality cable. Cat5e will do Gigabit too.
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cat 5e is gigabit.. cat6 is gigabit and shielded.. thats y its more expencive.. i would say cat6 at the MINIMUM if ur running anywhere close to electrical wires.. any be sure to get more then u need u dont wanna be short.

optimuly i would get cable conduite and put the cat6 in that.. so u can run it next to the electrical wires and as long as the conduite is tied to ground the data shouldnt be effected by the wiring.. if its getting messed up.. make sure its properly grounded. and conductive..
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I agree with Ace. I ran Cat5 5 yrs ago when it was state of the art im my new house. Things change quickly in the cyberworld, and you need the latest that you can afford. Pcharouz, if I had it to do over again, I'd just run electrical conduit everywhere, so I could change the wiring easily.... it's gonna change before you do.....
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Originally Posted by pcharouz
That should work. If you want to save a little more money, you can always buy bulk cable with no ends on it. Then when the cable is ran, you can crimp the ends on yourself.
    
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well, for $10, I would be lucky if I found something cheaper
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Originally Posted by rottenotto
I agree with Ace. I ran Cat5 5 yrs ago when it was state of the art im my new house. Things change quickly in the cyberworld, and you need the latest that you can afford. Pcharouz, if I had it to do over again, I'd just run electrical conduit everywhere, so I could change the wiring easily.... it's gonna change before you do.....
How are the lines run in your home? If they are drilled thru the studs and basically just run thru without being stabled or clamped down you could run cat 6 thru there. If its all north to south you have it made easy just get some fish rods (not literally, they are a solid version of fish tape, they just screw together), you can get these at Home Depot and are pretty inexpensive I used these a lot for wiring long runs in homes.

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Since you are running the cabling through the walls, I would sugest you buy a breakout box for each end (white box with a ethernet jack in it). That way, you just plug a patch cable in at each end, and your good to go. If you ran the cable with RJ-45's on each end, you would be limited by the lenth of the cable, plus you could damage the cabling by pulling on it.
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