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


Maximum Signal Range Of A Cat 5 Cable

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when you define the maximum signal range of cat5 cable. The cat5e cable has a maximum range of 100 meters, however if you donít take proper care you wonít receive the full effect of using cat5e cables.

At the maximum range of cat5 cable (or a cat 5e cable) it 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 while working within the maximum range of cat5e cables. It has been modified so as to reduce the amount of interference received from crosstalk.

If you go beyond the maximum range of cat5e you will notice significantly reduce bandwidth capabilities. Cat 5e can carry over 350megahertz of information while working within its signal maximum range. If you go above this maximum you will notice a much slower bandwidth rate closer to that of a normal cat 5 cable.

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