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post #21 of 26
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Cat 5E supports gigabit as well.

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

and I wish my work internet was as good as my home internet



I guess working for M$ has it's perks, eh eric?
post #22 of 26
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Do cables need to break-in, aka, use them for a while, then speed increases?
post #23 of 26
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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.
It could make a small difference if the cable is around a source of interference...but if its STP, it won't matter.
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all cat 6 is is just sheilded cat5e.
no.. its alot more than that. they braided different and cat6 can tell where you have a bad spot in the cable
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Side question. How can you tell if a cable you have is Cat5/Cat5e or Cat6 if it's not labled on the cable itself?
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Side question. How can you tell if a cable you have is Cat5/Cat5e or Cat6 if it's not labled on the cable itself?
Chances are it is Cat 5/Cat 5e.

If it is Cat 6 it will be fairly new, and fairly expensive.

If you find Ethernet cable, chances are it is Cat 5/Cat 5e.
    
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