WiFi. LiFi. EyeFi.
One transmits through radio waves. One transmits through light waves. One transmits from a camera card and directly uploads to a computer. How is it possible to keep all of these technologies straight? If you find yourself still trying to understand what a Cat6 ethernet cable is while the rest of the world seems to be heading on to the newest technologies, you are not alone.
The secret to all technology is simply knowing who the resources are to supply the cables and internet connections you need to support the technologies that you purchase. While it might be helpful to know that a Cat6 ethernet cable can carry 10 gig up to 55 meters, it is not necessary to know this to make use of one of the most common cables that was used for connecting when computers first entered our homes and our offices.
Before users had Wifi, in fact, they used cables to plug everything into the internet. A Cat6 ethernet cable was the most common connection that all home owners and businesses used to connect to telephone lines, internet routers, printers, and other computers. In fact, it was not uncommon for companies to purchase Cat 6 cables bulk because they were needed so often.
A Cat6 ethernet cable is not twisted as tightly as a Cat6a. A Cat6 ethernet cable is bundled as 33 pounds for a 1000 feet cable. These long cable purchases make it so users can string the cable any length that they want and attach the necessary cable ends for connection. Another advantage of the Cat 6 500 ft ethernet cable is that it is small enough to fit in pool boxes, making it convenient to purchase, ship and sell. Ethernet plugs allow users to connect routers into internet cable for productivity or to an Xbox for entertainment. Cat 6 crossover cable also provides more separation by having a series of staggered high low guides, making it different from the Cat5 crossover cable.
Once the proper cable with the proper connection is purchased, the length of the cable does not really matter. In fact, unless a user is using a cable that is longer than 100 feet and has to switch to an HDMI cable used specifically for that purpose, the Cat6 ethernet cable will be sufficient.
While most users now use WiFi for most of their connections, it is not uncommon to see a Cat5 Cable still being used for internet connections in older hotel rooms or company offices. Constructed of top grade materials, these cable can be expected to last anywhere from five to ten years.
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