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Why is cat6 required for long cable runs?

I'm glancing over a Ubuiquiti airFiber radio starter guide and it says "outdoor shielded 5e or above cabling should be used for all wired Ethernet connections. Category 6 is required for ...
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Can single CAT6 support 50 computers with 80 meters distance? [closed]

The distance between server room to computer room is within 150 meters. The computer room has 50 computers. The computers will be used for YouTube watching, Skype, e-mail, etc... All the computers ...
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What is the most proper way of wiring RJ45 for Cat6/LAN?

I currently know of three different wiring patterns for RJ45: T568A, T568B, and USOC. Simply put: Which is the best method for creating a Cat6 cable? From my research, it seems like I should use ...
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Chosing the right CAT6 cable type (STP FTP UTP)

I'm doing a network rewiring project, and I'm planning on using CAT6 cable for the wiring, but I have the choice between STP, FTP or UTP cable. Some of those cables, if not most, will run close to ...
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What will happen if a PoE powered patch cable is plugged into a normal RJ-45 plug?

I have a couple PoE powered keystone jacks sticking out of a wall in a computer lab. We're going to remove /block the excess ones eventually, but for now I'm worried about somebody plugging a laptop ...
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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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Cat5e or Cat6a for media and post production company

I am a non-techy and need to understand if there is a reason (and why) we should look to install cat 6a in new office premises when they already have cat 5e installed. We are a media company with a ...
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shielded cat 6 cable

I am installing shielded cat6 cable for a building and i noticed that the green and blue pairs in the cable are thicker than the orange and brown pairs. I tried to install a cat6 rj45 but the pairs ...
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Is there a minimum distance between UPS and Cat 6 cabling?

We've just re-wired our Sales Office using Cat 6 cabling into a new data rack. The cable loops down at the base, in case we need to use that slack in the future to re-terminate it, or to cover any ...
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Long Gigabit Ethernet Run

I am trying to get an Gig-E network between two buildings that are approximately 260 ft. away. While some TRENDnet switches failed to be able to connect to each other over Cat 6 at that distance, two ...
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Can I use CAT 6a connectors with 7a cable (and get 6a performance)?

I'm re-wiring a building and want to get the best cable possible laid - it required re-plastering to make a change to the cables and the cables will be there for the next 10 - 20 years. Currently ...
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Cat6 CCA or Cat5e Pure Copper

I'm trying to decide what wire we should use when running new runs. I was wondering what implications there might be to using CAT6 Copper Clad Aluminum wiring vs Pure Copper CAT5e. I'm not sure if ...
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Cat 5/6 Software based cable certification

Is there any software that will certify cable using only two NIC's and software to run the test? Would a NIC be able to test a cable based on the physical internals that it's made of? I'm ...
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Cat 6e vs Cat 6a

From what I can understand, Cat 6e does not actually exist but a number of manufacturers are selling some cable labeled as Cat 6e. Some sources say that Cat 6e is just Cat 6a but the manufacturers ...
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Pulling cable: Torsion relief

I'm laying out 70 meters U/UTP cat 6 cables between two floors, and I was wondering if someone had a strategy to remove as much torsion as possible from a cable as it is pulled from its roll ? is ...
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Differences between the cheap and expensive CAT6 keystone jacks

There are keystone jacks that I can purchase for $15AUD, and others for $4. Both advertise CAT6 support. This isn't a 5e vs 6 discussion, purely the advertised price of two CAT6 keystones. Are there ...
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Long Distance Networking Options

What would be the best way to connect two freestanding farm buildings onto the same network? The total cable length would be less than 1000 feet. Cat6 is listed as having a max length of about 330', ...
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CAT6 wire pair details?

Does anyone know where I can find the specs for what each wire inside CAT 6 does? Specifically, which are for sending, and which are for receiving? Both 100mbit and 1Gbit specs would be useful, ...
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cat6 wall connector. 2 wires 1 connector?

Do you guys know the best connectors to get for a cat6 configuration? The total cable length is 100FT so its not huge but I have it going strait through with 4 total connectors. I want to wire the ...
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what to consider when chosing a UTP CAT6 brand

What are the most important certifications to consider, when looking for brands of UTP to cable a building. (racks, vertical cabling, horizontal cabling). Im trying to find good quality at a decent ...
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What else do I get with Cat 6 beyond future proofing my wiring?

We are about to put in the wiring in an expansion of our office building and the vendor is proposing we use Cat 6 cabling because it is "faster." Gigabit works fine over Cat 5e which is what our ...
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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 minimum ethernet cable length for a CAT6 gigabit connection?

We run a Netgear GS724Tv3 switch and part of the configuration per port is an option for "Lower Power Mode". The documentation for the switch lists this feature as a "Green Ethernet Configuration" ...
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How Many Wires Are in an Ethernet Cord?

Bought a spool of wire for networking. Ran it a long distance and thought we could hook up the wires to a plug at the end (not sure how to describe this). However the spool of cord/wire we bought is ...
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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 ...
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Should Cat6 cables be used for servers ('important hosts') rather than Cat5-E?

Wouldn't you want your crucial hosts being served with the most signal-reliable/improved method of connectivity? Gig Switch<->Cat5E<->Server? or Gig Switch<->Cat6<->Server? My ...