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For general use, STP cable is THE single most overrated structured cabling option available to you, second only to sub 100m runs of sub gigabit fiber. I only run STP cable for two things - outdoor cameras that are PoE and need a ground (provided by the shield and drain wire), and outdoor PoE radios for the same reason. it also helps when burying the cable parallel to a long distance, high voltage cattle fence, but that's flooded STP - like icky pick much?
 
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IF shielding is really that much of an issue then you should be running fibre
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just to point out I'm talking about radio installations here. obviously the OP's issue has nothing to do with his LAN.
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AFAIK OP doesn't have an issue - other than not comprehending the difference "better" cabling won't make.
 
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AFAIK OP doesn't have an issue - other than not comprehending the difference "better" cabling won't make.
Well yeah, that was what I was hinting at with my comment wink.gif

If you recall, I was one of the 1st people to ask him about his ISP in view of his WAN bandwidth being far below any technical limitations of his LAN infrastructure.
post #45 of 59
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i just got done install the cat7 cables im amazing of the speed i got (jk).
i see no difference at all, money well spent lol.
next should i get a gigabiit router or a special nic ?
or what it is is what it is?
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i see no difference at all, money well spent lol.

next should i get a gigabiit router or a special nic ?

Without upgrading your internet package you'll be repeating this outcome a few times over.
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ok i trust you, im done. thanks for your help.
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i just got done install the cat7 cables im amazing of the speed i got (jk).
i see no difference at all, money well spent lol.
next should i get a gigabiit router or a special nic ?
or what it is is what it is?

gigabit router > gigabit switch > gigabit nic to take advantage of the cat7 cable for in home file transfers (intranet) only. The end devices (your PC's) need to have SSD's or similar storage media to see anythin over 50mb/s transfers.. You wont see better speeds interfacing with the internet (the outside network) unless you get a major upgrade to your internet package (to 100mb+ speeds).

You need all three things to take advantage of that cat7 cable, which could've been done over cat5e tongue.gif.

Anyways, you just future proofed your home's internet for the next 20 years if you terminated the ends properly.

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Without upgrading your internet package you'll be repeating this outcome a few times over.

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To be honest, cat7 is, in my opinion at least, a huge waste of money of any infrastructure let alone home use. Cat6 is more can capable and even cat5e will do just fine for most installations. The few times you need something in excess of cat6, then fibre is usually a better route.

As for your home set up, as has been already said by myself and several others a multitude of times already, your ISP is crappy crap crap. anything you do at home will be a complete and utter waste of money until you get that sorted.
post #50 of 59
Cat 7 is capable of 10 gigabit......if you wired your whole house with it you'd be set for 10-20 years easily.
I'm not advising that though...if you have signal issues....get Cat 6 STP.

For example:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10232&cs_id=1023216&p_id=5907&seq=1&format=2
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10234&cs_id=1023404&p_id=8094&seq=1&format=2
    
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