2
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2answers
166 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
89 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
3
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1answer
282 views

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 ...
1
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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?
3
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5answers
520 views

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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6answers
942 views

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 ...