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post #11 of 26
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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.

I can do that! What should I download?
post #12 of 26
i don't think those results are ENTIRELY accurate, but somewhat true.

you should run the test multiple times and take the average.


the real difference between cat5 and cat6 is that cat6 must meet specific XT (crosstalk requirements) and system noise.

this generally allows cat6 useable for Gigabit Ethernet.

my network at home is setup on gigabit Ethernet which improved speed alot, but the connection between your house and the server changing because you changed your cable from modem to pc should not make a big impact on your connection to a outside world server.
Edited by this n00b again - 6/12/08 at 1:20pm
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CAT5 gets 967KBS when downloading the NFS Pro demo and CAT6 gets only 913. Any reason why this is happening? I tried this 3 times with each cable.
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I can do that! What should I download?
Look in C:/program files, and pick any very large folder, and copy it to another computer on the network.

I think you should see a little boost.

For maximum benefit, hook both computers up with a gigabit switch/router between them.

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CAT5 gets 967KBS when downloading the NFS Pro demo and CAT6 gets only 913. Any reason why this is happening? I tried this 3 times with each cable.


Same reason I doubted the ping decrease.

The speed of 100 mb is more than your internet connection. Your driving on a road 100 cars wide, and hit a tunnel (internet connection) that is only 9 cars wide. Increasing the cars still means you are hitting a 9 car wide tunnel.
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cat 6 is gigabit 1/1000 were cat 5/5e is 1/100
Cat 5E supports gigabit as well.

EDIT: Speaking of speedtests, I wish my home internet was as good as my work internet, =(

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post #16 of 26
You shouldn't see any difference between these cables at those speeds. CAT6 is used for gigabit networks...it might help normal LAN speeds, but not by much if any...unless its gigabit that is.
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post #17 of 26
one thing i do like about cat6 it can tell where you have a bad spot in your cable
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Not sure if this makes a difference or not, but my CAT5 cable is 5 feet and the CAT6 is 20 feet.
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Not sure if this makes a difference or not, but my CAT5 cable is 5 feet and the CAT6 is 20 feet.
No difference what-so-ever. Do each test 10 times then average it out, you shouldn't see a noticeable improvement. Definitely not cutting your ping by that much.
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post #20 of 26
all cat 6 is is just sheilded cat5e.
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