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


Cat 5 vs Cat 6

There has been a great deal of speculation over the cat 5 vs cat 6 topic. The differences between cat 5 and cat 6 are vast and numerous. The most general difference comes with the processing speed. While cat 5 can process MHz at a rate of 100 MHz , the cat 6 can process over 200 MHz. The cat 6 also features much better insertion losses, NEXT (Near End Crosstalk), and a much better return loss. When are you comparing cat 5 vs cat 6 you should take all this improvements into consideration. The cat 6 will result in a much higher reliability and data rates that are virtually unachievable for the cat 5.

The difference between cat5 vs cat 6 for frequency range is a whooping 250 MHz while the cat 5 and the cat 5e are limited to only 100mhz. This allows someone using a cat 6 cable to transfer data more than 100 percent faster than the others. This is mostly important for transferring large amounts of data over a short period of time. The cat 6 cable runs a NEXT of almost 40DB while the cat 5 and cat e run at 27 and 30 Db respectively.

The ARC difference between the cat 5 vs cat6 are very impressive running almost three times faster than the cat 5e at 18.2DB. The cat 6 has almost made slight improvements on return loss, functioning at almost a 20 percent better rate then the Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables. The cat 6 cable has remained the same in the area of delay skew running the same 50 nanoseconds as the cat 5 and the cat 5e.

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