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Offline ernestank

Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2020, 08:22:28 PM »
I used cat 5e for short runs and have never had problems. I have now changed all my cables to cat 6. Much better!

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Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2020, 09:04:31 PM »
I used cat 5e for short runs and have never had problems. I have now changed all my cables to cat 6. Much better!
I am dying to know for which purpose and length you use these cables and if you could please qualify and quantify the "much better" statement?
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Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2020, 11:42:47 AM »
I am dying to know for which purpose and length you use these cables and if you could please qualify and quantify the "much better" statement?
All systems are running Gb ethernet. From 10 to 80 meters Cat 5 and e did not work. Much Better cat6 worked.

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Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2020, 01:19:38 PM »
50m+ if not inside metal trunk/shielded, I can understand. Shorter runs, not. I have the whole house interior wrapped in unholy web of Cat5, no issues.

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Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2020, 11:14:07 PM »
50m+ if not inside metal trunk/shielded, I can understand. Shorter runs, not. I have the whole house interior wrapped in unholy web of Cat5, no issues.
According to the standard 100m Cat5e must must run gigabit link, no trunk required nor it would help, but a Cat5, is obsolete.
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Re: Which cable is better?
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2020, 09:16:48 PM »
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