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Cat 5, short for Category 5, is the current preferred industry standard for network and telephone wiring. Cat 5 is an unshielded twisted pair type cable exclusively designed for high signal integrity. The cable consists of four pairs of 24-guage twisted copper pairs terminating in an RJ-45 jack. If a wire is certified as Category 5 and not just twisted pair wire, then it will have "Cat 5" printed on the shielding.

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A Cat 5 cable is an Ethernet cable, used in computer networks. Cat 5 cables are designed for high signal integrity, and can carry two separate telephone lines.


Cat-5 cable, sometimes called Ethernet cable, is short for Category 5 cable, a current industry standard for network and telephone wiring. Cat-5 cable is unshielded wire containing four pairs of 24-gauge twisted copper pairs, terminating in an RJ-45 jack. If a wire is certified as Cat-5 and not just a twisted pair wire, it will have "Cat-5" printed on the shielding.


There are primary two different systems. If it is cable then RG6 cable is used. If it is a LAN then Cat. 5 will be used.


The maximum length of a cat 5 e cable with out a repeater is 100meters


Cat, stand for category. A category 5 cable may be used as ethernet cables, telephone cords, or tv video. Each category of cable pertains to the level of cable. For example the category 1 is the most primitive.



There is the USB cable and the twisted pair cable (Cat 5 and Cat 6) for networking.


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A cat - 5 cable uses four twisted pairs of wires. This is a total of eight wires in the cable set.


There are 8 wires in cat 5-e cable.


You can use CAT 5 ethernet cable or the higher grade CAT 6


A Cat-6 cable has more twists than a Cat-5 cable, meaning that a Cat-6 cable has less crosstalk and interference.


The "e" in Cat-5 stands for enhanced. A Cat-5 cable has more twists than a Cat-5 cable, meaning that there will be less crosstalk and interference.


Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat7


It's short for "category five", which is a type of cabling. The "Cat 5" part refers to the technical specifications of the cable, such as the bandwidth. Cat 5 cable is (usually) unshielded twisted-pair.


The price of any cable will change depending on the length needed. I was able to find a cat 5 cable for as low as $0.99 and one for as high as $55.00.


4 pairs of wires, or 8 wires total


Cat 5 is a type or standard of ethernet cable (350 Mhz) and is not as good as the Cat 6 (500+Mhz) which will work wherever you were going to use the Cat 5 ethernet cable and not require replacement as cable/DSL broadband internet speeds increase


To the switch the router is just another host, so it connects with a straight Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable.


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Cat 5 is a type or standard of ethernet cable (350 Mhz) and is not as good as the Cat 6 (500+Mhz) which will work wherever you were going to use the Cat 5 ethernet cable and not require replacement as cable/DSL broadband internet speeds increase


It depends on the type of LAN; the most common cable in a LAN is UTP cable. In older LAN types you could also use coaxial copper cable. For UTP cable that would be Cat 5, cat 5E or above for most LANs.


It should be at least UTP CAT-5, if your equipment supports gigabit connection use CAT-5e.


Yes, RJ-45 and Cat 5 are interchangable terms (for all intents and purposes). If you want to get technical, RJ-45 is the term for the connector on a Cat 5 cable (also known as Cat5e), but in reality people will refer to the cable itself as RJ-45.


Rj 45 refers to the ends of the cable. The type of end it has. The cable itself is cat 5.



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