Was thinking of running cat8 to my server and main PC since I need to run about 100ft of cable to my new office now.
If figured if I need to run that distance I would go for cat8 since cost isn't an issue.
Cat5 to cat7 have 4 connector pairs while cat8 has two, does anyone know what that means?
Understand that the CAT cables have a variety of distance limitations based entirely on what type of signal and quality you are utilizing.
a basic cat5 cable can run 100 meters without issue on a basic internet connection with minimal device numbers.
I personally would recommend a cable based on how it is run first, then connection quality.
No sense in having a cable that can run at light speed if a mouse farting on it breaks the cable. durability should be part of the decision as well.
I agree but I believe that the high quality cat8 cable is built better with separate insulation and shielding so it can carry faster signals.
I was under the impression that if you go past 30meters with cat8 it goes down to cat7 quality.