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2m CAT6 Yellow Network Cable $2 @ The Reject Shop (normally $4)

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Found this at my local reject shop in WA. I think it works out to be $1 per metre .. normally $4

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    It's 2 metres long and costs $2 - but you only think that that works out to be $1 per metre??

    (sp: not meter)

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    Which store was it in WA

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    Wonder if it's better/worse than that generic MSY stuff that's about the same price.

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    Will this work the same as a blue one?

    Aren't the yellow ones only for phones?

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      The red ones are the best

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      I think the yellow ones are crossover cables. Remember when that mattered?

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        Red is the generally accepted colour for crossover cables. Yellow doesnt have any major significance.
        Cat5e is just twisted pairs of copper wire without shielding, this means it can only pass data up to certain speeds.
        Cat6 , Cat6A and Cat7 are all progressively more complex and involve better shielding , conductor size or overall build quality leading to higher speed possibilities.
        For wiring a new house I would suggest at least Cat6. For a 2 or 3 meter cable you probably wont notice any deterioration or speed bottleneck on a home network.

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          Red is the generally accepted colour for crossover cables.

          This isn't correct. A crossover cable is wired for T568A on one end and T568B on the other and can be any colour.

          Generally a site is wired for T568A or T568B only and straight through cables are used but sometimes there are sites that use both standards or have one standard at the patch panel and the other at the wall because of stupidity and crossover cables are required.

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          @Maverick-au: You're wrong.
          Red is generally accepted (doesn't mean it always is or another colour isn't)

          T568A straight-through connected to a T568B straight-through won't cause any issues.

          If the two standards have been mixed on the same cable run, one of the ends should be rewired.

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          @The Land of Smeg:

          You're wrong.
          Red is generally accepted (doesn't mean it always is or another colour isn't)

          I'm not wrong, nowhere does it say red is the general choice for a crossover cable.

          If the two standards have been mixed on the same cable run, one of the ends should be rewired.

          Should doesn't mean they will, I've seen it plenty of times.

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    Standard price, you can always get a 3m cable from kmart for $3

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    Can someone please explain the difference between a CAT5 and CAT6 cable? I've always been under the impression that they were the same. Does the CAT6 cable provide any more benefit (edited)?

    Mod: Removed inappropriate sub-comment.

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      D@mn straight, Jack. Make sure you don't get cross over and (un)twist the pair into a knot.

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      The difference is CAT1 i.e. CAT6 - CAT5 = CAT1 :)

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      Can someone please explain the difference between a CAT5 and CAT6 cable?

      The color. Cat 5 cables are usually BLUE and Cat 6 are RED or YELLOW, hence, red and yellow cables are faster. can

      Cat 5 cables can be converted to Cat 6 using the Helix-Bossun-Wham-Bam-Tink-Yu-Mam cable converter.

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      Cat 6 meets a higher specification for cross talk and EM interference than Cat 5. I believe Cat 6 is better for distance though I could be wrong.

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      dif type of p ussy

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      in simpler terms:
      cat5=100mb (up to 1000mb (gigabit ethernet) over short-ish distances)
      cat6=1000mb

      As the dude said above, this is due to improvements in the cable with separation and twist rate of the wires inside.

      Also you can't bend a cat6 cable to the same extent as a cat5 cable.

      Generally for domestic use and short distances (such as with a patch lead) you'll get gigabit. Of course, if the patch leads are completely rubbish, like, for example, not having twisted pairs inside, then you might connect to your swtich/router at 10mb instead of 100 even on "cat5".

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    Can someone please explain the difference between a CAT5 and CAT6 cable?

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    2m CAT6

    Being the Reject Shop, you should check it isn't actually 6m CAT2….

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