Category 5 is able to transmit data at speeds up to 100Mbps Category 5e is able

Category 5 is able to transmit data at speeds up to

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Category 5 is able to transmit data at speeds up to 100Mbps . Category 5e is able to transmit data at speeds up to 1Gbps. The enhancement over CAT-5 is that the four twisted pairs of copper wire are physically separated and contain more twists per foot . This provides maximum interference protection. Category 6 is able to transmit data at speeds up to 10Gbps , but only up to a distance of 55 meters . Its four twisted pairs of copper wire are oriented differently than in CAT-5e. Category 6a can also handle 10Gbps speed, but at longer distances (up to 100 meters) than CAT-6 can. Category 7 is an incremental upgrade over CAT-6e. Its most notable feature is that every wire pair is shielded, which provides better resistance to crosstalk and external noise. It can handle 10Gbps at up to 100 meters . You might hear it also called Class F cabling . Wiring Standards: 568A and 568B If you're creating a regular network patch cable to connect a computer to a hub or switch, both sides need to have the same pinout. -If you're creating a regular network patch cable to connect a computer to a hub or switch, both sides need to have the same pinout. - If you are going to create a cable to connect a computer to another computer directly, or you're going to make a connection from hub to hub, switch to switch, hub to switch, or a computer directly to a router, you need what's called a crossover cable . In a crossover cable, pin 1 to pin 3 and pin 2 to pin 6 are crossed on one side of the cable only . This is to get the "send" pins matched up with the "receive" pins on the other side, and vice versa. -The key thing to remember is that a patch (straight-through) cable is the same on both ends. A crossover
cable is different on each end. You should know the order of the colors for both standards. )

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