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I was curious about the differences in speed of the CAT5 and CAT6 RJ-45 cable. Here are my results:

CAT5:




CAT6:



Looks like connection speeds didn't increase, however my ping was split in half

IMO its worth getting CAT6.
post #2 of 26
How many times did you run each test?

You replace the cable to your modem? Cable to your router? Both?
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i dont think running the test 2 times is definitive enough to say cat 6 is better than cat5.
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Yeah, please elaborate. Were the results repeatable? How about in a game, did the cable type make a difference in ping?
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How many times did you run each test?

You replace the cable to your modem? Cable to your router? Both?
I would like to know that too.

I doubt a cut in ping like that was due to a changed cable.

Transfer a file larger than 1 gig between two computers (each with gigabit ethernet) and post those results.
    
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post #6 of 26
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How many times did you run each test?

You replace the cable to your modem? Cable to your router? Both?
I did a test with each cable 2 times and choose the better score. Cable was connected directly to modem.
post #7 of 26
Cool, but were you using cat5e or just cat5 cabling?
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i dont think running the test 2 times is definitive enough to say cat 6 is better than cat5.
Well... Cat6 is definitely better than Cat5/5e. However, real world gain to your ISP should be close to zero. Local networks should be improved though.
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cat 6 is gigabit 1/1000 were cat 5/5e is 1/100
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Well... Cat6 is definitely better than Cat5/5e. However, real world gain to your ISP should be close to zero. Local networks should be improved though.
That's what I was thinking, as the major improvement would be in a LAN setup, where as any ethernet cable can really handle the throughput needed to hit your ISP's cap.

I highly doubt a changed cable would effect the latency that much
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