Cat 5 Cable Wiring


 Category 5 Section

What is Cat 5 Cabling

Cat 5 Wiring Tutorial

Crossover Diagram

Maximum Length for Cat 5

Straight Through vs Crossover

T568A and T568B Differences

Ethernet Cable Specifications

How to Crimp a Cat 5 Cable

How to Terminate Cat 5 Cables

Cat 5 and Cat 5e Differences

Installing Cat 5 Through a Roof

Making a Cat 5 Cable

Maximum Cat 5 Signal Range

The Cat 5 Color Code

Cat 5 For Outdoor Use

VGA Over Cat 5

Using Cat 5 For Phone Wires

 
 Cat 3 and Cat 6 Section
Cat 5 vs Cat 3

Cat 5 vs Cat 6

Cat 6 Specifications

Terminating Cat 6 Cable
 
 Tools And Misc Section
Cat 5 Tools

Cat 5 Cable Tester

Crimp-Down vs Punch-Down

Building a Cat 5 Tester

Using Keystone Wiring

Crimping a Patch Cable

Wiring Phone With Only Two Sets

RJ45 Wiring

T568A Specifications

T568B Specifications

UTP Color Code


Differences Between Cat 5 and Cat 5e Cables

There are numerous differences between cat 5 and cat 5e cables. When you are deciding which cable you wish to use, you need to take into consideration all of the advantages of each cable. The most important of these include network support, less crosstalk, and Bandwidth.

When you compare the cat 5 and cat 5e cables in a network situation youíll see that the cat 5e cable is generally a better choice. The Cat 5 cable can only support 10tx or 100tx Ethernet while the cat 5e cable can support three various speeds of Ethernet, normal Ethernet, fast Ethernet , and gigabit Ethernet. Cat 5e cable is also completely compatible with applications using the normal cat 5 cables.

Cat 5e is also significantly less affected by crosstalk. When you compare the difference between cat 5 and cat 5e you will notice that cat 5e has been modified and that it isnít affected by cross talking nearly as often. This reduced interference will give you a faster and more reliably connection.

The main difference between cat5 and cat5e however is the bandwidth capabilities of each cable. Cat 5e can carry over 350megahertz of information while the normal cat 5 cable can only manage up to 100 megahertz. In general it is usually recommended that you use cat 5e cables for most of your networking projects.

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