Cat6 Ethernet Cables, commonly referred to as Cat6, is an enhanced version of the Cat5e. It provides up to 10Gbps data transfer rate and up to 550MHz bandwidth over 100m length and offers improved performance over relatively large distances.
- Faster Data Transfer Rates: Capable of supporting 10 Gigabits per second (10Gbps) data transfer speeds over a maximum electric transmission distance of 100m
- Upgraded Construction: Constructed with 24AWG stranded copper conductors for superior strain relief and flexibility; Noise reduction is further improved through the use of shielded twisted pairs for noise rejection.
- Backward Compatible: The cat6 patch cables are backward compatible so you can enjoy blazing fast speeds with existing network hardware.
- Maximise Your Network Speed & Range: Enhance your connection’s reach without losing speed, Cat 6 Ethernet Cables are perfect for streaming HD videos and gaming online while also having enough bandwidth to maintain a secure connection to keep your data safe.
- Durable Design For Improved Performance & Longevity: Featuring 24AWG stranded copper conductors, they can be frequently flexed without incurring damage thanks the helpful strain relief design. Constructed with durable materials that will stand the test of time.
What Are Cat6 Ethernet Cables Used For?
Cat6 cables are used for high-speed physical networking connections including Gigabit Ethernet, multiple streaming video/ audio applications, and carrying data over long distances. They are also backward compatible with earlier types of Ethernet cabling.
Maximum Length of Cat6 Ethernet Cable
The maximum length of an Ethernet (Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 7) cable is 100 meters or 328 feet. This applies to both copper and fiber cables. Beyond this distance, signal loss becomes too great for the data to be reliably transmitted.
What is an Ethernet Cable?
An Ethernet cable is an electrical cable that is used to connect networking devices such as computers, switches, routers and network storage devices together in a local area network (LAN). The cable contains four pairs of wires that are used to transmit data between two devices. These cables can range in quality from simple unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables at the low end, to higher-quality shielded cables for more secure networks.
What Are the Differences Between Cat5e, Cat6, Cat7 and Cat8 Ethernet Cables?
The main difference between each type of cable is the bandwidth and speed it can handle. Cat5e ethernet cables are capable of up to 1Gbps speeds and 250mhz bandwidth. Cat6 cables are capable of up to 10Gbps speeds and 500mhz bandwidth. Category 7 cables can reach up to 10Gbps speed, but at a much higher frequency of 600mhz. Finally, Cat8 cables are the newest standard for ethernet cables and support up to 40Gbps speeds and 2000mhz bandwidths.