What is the difference between a Cat 5& Cat 6 patch cable?

Answer For networks with speeds lower than 1 GB/s, the speed provided by Cat 5 (Category 5) cables is sufficient. Cat 6 (Category 6) cables provide higher performance for applications running at 1 GB/s. C... Read More »

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Whats the difference between a patch cable and an ethernet cable?

Same thing.A 'patch' cable is generally shorter as it's used to make the small jump from the switch to the distribution board, or the floor socket to the PC.But, mechanically they are exactly the s... Read More »

Patch Vs. Crossover Cable?

Patch and crossover cables are made from four-pair twisted copper cable, and are used to connect computer network devices. Even though they look the same, they are made, and used, differently.

Cat 6 Ethernet Cable Patch Vs. Crossover?

Choosing the proper cable to connect your network devices will determine whether or not they work. Understanding the difference between patch and crossover cables and knowing the capabilities of yo... Read More »

Can I use solid wire for patch cable?

Solid wire cannot be used for Ethernet patch cable. Ethernet cable is made from four twisted pairs of wire. Each wire must join the connector in a specific order, or the cable will not carry data. ... Read More »