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Author Topic: Ethernet Cabling Question  (Read 904 times)

j0hn

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Re: Ethernet Cabling Question
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2020, 01:46:27 PM »

Good quality Cat5e will do 10Gbps on a short enough run.

Edit: Ronski beat me to it.
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Re: Ethernet Cabling Question
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2020, 11:43:09 PM »

I bought a cable that claimed to be CAT6A and refuses to link greater than 5Gbit over 10m.

On the other hand a very thin flat cable I bought prior that claims CAT6, links up at 10Gbit fine, and it was that one I was replacing as I had my doubts considering how thin it is.

I think there's probably a better chance of getting 10Gbit on a CAT5e cable than a CAT6, as they are less likely to be lying about actually being CAT5e than they are CAT6.
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Re: Ethernet Cabling Question
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2020, 08:14:45 AM »

I've got a couple of flat thin cables I've had for years that I use on occasionally, I noticed the other day that they were in fact marked up as Cat6.
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Re: Ethernet Cabling Question
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2021, 08:30:44 AM »

Its just so frustrating that unless its a branded cable, you have no clue if it meets the claim specification or not.  But the branded cables cost a fortune in comparison.  (except when a ton of Belkin CAT6 cables were being sold at Poundland, regret not buying a lot more of those as they had 7m for 1)
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Re: Ethernet Cabling Question
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2021, 08:56:42 AM »

Its just so frustrating that unless its a branded cable, you have no clue if it meets the claim specification or not.  But the branded cables cost a fortune in comparison.  (except when a ton of Belkin CAT6 cables were being sold at Poundland, regret not buying a lot more of those as they had 7m for 1)
This is so true, I also try and buy branded copper cable but therre is alot of false advertising on Amazon/ ebay of cheap CCA cable being marketed as 'copper'
From what I have read for long runs of ethernet cable CCA does not meet the spec due to its high resistance, over very short distances it makes less difference.
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