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im going to replace my cat5e to a cat7 cables. will i notice anything?
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Nope. Cat 5e vs Cat 7 is more shielding.

 
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Nope. Cat 5e vs Cat 7 is more shielding.

This. Copper is copper, it will still transmit power. The only thing that would affect the speed is to change the routers and NICs.

But if you live in a high interference area (like close to a cellphone tower) you may see some benefit.
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cat 7 is a must here

i should of asked first. i was reading newegg comments on cat7 people where saying there downloading faster or more mbps.
Edited by valtopps - 9/13/12 at 9:03pm
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cat 7 is a must here Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i should of asked first. i was reading newegg comments on cat7 people where saying there downloading faster or more mbps.

There MAY be some truth to it. The more shielding, the less corrupted data, the less packets have to be resent. But the cable itself isn't miraculous.

I may be speaking nonsense though. I'm digging on my rusty Cisco skills tongue.gif
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your throughput is limited to your switchports ie 10/100/1000.
CAT7 will work at 10Gbe but only if you have 10Gbe supported devices. But yes shielding is better so less susceptible noise.

you also wont see an increase in download speed as you are bottlenecked by your ISP tho as mentioned above transfers might be slightly faster due to theorectical less packet lose from noise.
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i know very little on internet stuff. i have a netgear 3400 router. is cat 6 better then cat 7?
if you were going to buy ethernet cable for your house what would you install?
Edited by valtopps - 9/13/12 at 9:33pm
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personally i would buy cat5e or 6. probably cat 6 if i was going to wire my house
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i know very little on internet stuff. i have a netgear 3400 router. is cat 6 better then cat 7?
if you were going to buy ethernet cable for your house what would you install?

I'm using Cat5e, has not let me down.
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Cat7 won't change anything for you...

Even Cat6 is largely pointless unless you're some sort of business or some family (i've yet to meet one) that does heavy network use? Even cat5e(normally 10/100, though there is a workaround to m ake it work at 1000 too) will be way enough. It's very rare for someone to be paying for a connection that does over 100mb/s, in which case anything under would never fully saturate a cat5e's bandwith. The only time CAT6 has any use is if you
a) have a gigbit router
b) have gigabit ethernet on every pc
c) with the above, want to do fast network filesharing/wtv

Basically, it wont change anything. Unless there's a ton of interference...but even then
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