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Shielded Patch Cable Is better than Unshielded?
I buying some more cat6 cable but I don't think I have shielded.
I wondering if it is really anybetter??
    
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Shielded Patch Cable Is better than Unshielded?
I buying some more cat6 cable but I don't think I have shielded.
I wondering if it is really anybetter??
Shielded= blocks unwanted noise. I'm not sure what you are using it for so I can't fully answer the question. I can say that UNSHIELDED is way more commonly used because it's cheaper and easier to install (more flexible) so I'd probably go with that unless the cables are going to run by anything that can cause noise like motors or fluorescent lights. Hope that helps.
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Shielded Patch Cable Is better than Unshielded?
I buying some more cat6 cable but I don't think I have shielded.
I wondering if it is really anybetter??
Shielded cables should be used if the cable runs are in close proximity to other cables. This is especially important if they are mains electricity cables since the RF interferance can be quite high.
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Cat5 = 100Mbit
Cat6 = 1Gbit
Some Cat5 can do 1Gbit, but it may not meet the official specs or be certified.
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Cat 6 is pretty much the same as cat 5e. It's just wound a little tighter, so noise is reduced. Cat 5e can do gigabit, it all depends on the router ans NICs in the network.
    
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I already got Cat6 cable in my house since Cat6 has 250mhz bandwidth vs cat5e has 100mhz.
And I got Dlink Dgl -4300 router or know as the gamers lounge.
THis is all going to for gaming.
I already Have giga bit just be add another computer and I just happen to see sheild cable.

Also i think there is cable call plenum cable
    
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I already got Cat6 cable in my house since Cat6 has 250mhz bandwidth vs cat5e has 100mhz.
And I got Dlink Dgl -4300 router or know as the gamers lounge.
THis is all going to for gaming.
I already Have giga bit just be add another computer and I just happen to see sheild cable.

Also i think there is cable call plenum cable
Here's what plenum cable is:
Cable that is run in the plenum spaces of buildings. In building construction, the plenum (pronounced PLEH-nuhm) is the space that is used for air circulation in heating and air conditioning systems, typically between the structural ceiling and the suspended ceiling or under a raised floor. The plenum space is typically used to house the communication cables for the buildings computer and telephone network(s). However, use of plenum areas for cable storage poses a serious hazard in the event of a fire as once the fire reaches the plenum space there are few barriers to contain the smoke and flames. Plenum cable is coated with a fire-retardant coating (usually Teflon) so that in case of a fire it does not give off toxic gasses and smoke as it burns. Twisted-pair and coaxial versions of cable are made in plenum versions.

This should help in your decision.
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My CAT6 is doesn't have the foil shield. All CAT6 has the plastic divider. CAT6 just has more twists per inch and is rated at 250Mhz (which means its better than CAT5e). Plus the wires are of higher quality. CAT5 @ 100Mhz, CAT5e @ 350Mhz. CAT6 can support 10GB. In all likelyness you don't need STP CAT6. I think I kinda bunny-hopped with my thoughts on this one.

http://www.overclock.net/networking-...1890-cat6.html
    
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My CAT6 is doesn't have the foil shield. All CAT6 has the plastic divider. CAT6 just has more twists per inch and is rated at 250Mhz (which means its better than CAT5e). Plus the wires are of higher quality. CAT5 @ 100Mhz, CAT5e @ 350Mhz. CAT6 can support 10GB. In all likelyness you don't need STP CAT6. I think I kinda bunny-hopped with my thoughts on this one.

http://www.overclock.net/networking-...1890-cat6.html
Yeah that's what I was trying to get across the STP is not necessary go with the UTP.
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My CAT6 is doesn't have the foil shield. All CAT6 has the plastic divider. CAT6 just has more twists per inch and is rated at 250Mhz (which means its better than CAT5e). Plus the wires are of higher quality. CAT5 @ 100Mhz, CAT5e @ 350Mhz. CAT6 can support 10GB. In all likelyness you don't need STP CAT6. I think I kinda bunny-hopped with my thoughts on this one.

http://www.overclock.net/networking-...1890-cat6.html
Cat6 only goes to 250mhz and you are thinking of Cat 6a which can support 10Gbit. Which is really 1.2 GBps.
    
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