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Using Stranded vs. Solid CAT5 in a cable tray

I'm going to be installing a switch and 40 workstations/printers in a building. All the rooms have raised floors with cable trays running in various grids and there are cable trays going between the ...
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2answers
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Identifying a CAT6 cable in a bundle

We had a contractor wire up our office with all the cables leading back to a central location. The only problem is that he didn't label anything, so we have no idea which cables go to which room. One ...
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How do you explain ethernet cable problems to non networking people? [closed]

We've recently been doing a large network migration in our datacenter. We've had a few cables in this start to deliver really bad pings (in excess of 500ms on a LAN) before they could be replaced. ...
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Wiring up RJ45 plugs on a basic network extension

I'm trying to wire up a network in an outbuilding. Unfortunately the engineers have left me bar wires so I need to add plugs and sockets. I have a 1gbps socket in the outbuilding that connects to the ...
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5answers
272 views

Is there a way to measure the speed after changing over from CAT 5/ CAT 5e to CAT6?

We have recently done a change in our network by using CAT 6 cabling. Now I would like to measure the speed difference when I use Cat 5 or Cat5 e and Cat 6. Is there a way to find out the same?
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What is the actual difference between Cat-5 and Cat-5e?

From the title, this sounds a whole lot like a repeat of this question, but it isn't, I promise. Because he wanted to know whether you could tell from looking at a cable whether it was Cat-5 or ...
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Where to purchase quality network cable?

I'm interested to know where other folks buy networking cable in bulk. Many of the places I've found appear somewhat "iffy", and I'd like to buy from a reputable outfit that will be around the next ...