An Introduction to Cat6 Networking Cables

eiodotcom —  August 22, 2012 — 5 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on Cat6 Networking Cables.

Cat6 cables, also known as category 6 cables, are cable the standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other networking needs. It is a high-fidelity, twisted pair cable which consists of four twisted pairs of solid or stranded wires, and is generally not shielded. The cable provides performance of up to 250 MHz and features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise.

Wisegeek says this:

CAT 6 cable is one of the latest standards in high-fidelity data transfer cabling. Consisting of four pairs of twisted cores, the cable is engineered to significantly reduce cross talk and interference. These characteristics allow CAT 6 cables to be used in installations capable of performance up to 250 megahertz (MHz), such as Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet systems. The cable is generally unshielded and terminated with RJ45 modular plugs. When these cables require joining, particularly the patch cables running from wall outlets to individual computers, a CAT 6 coupler is typically used.

BYTECC C6EB-1O 1 ft. Cat 6 Orange Enhanced 550MHz Patch Cable

Category 6 Enhanced 550 MHz
TIA/EIA 568B.2
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
PVC Jacket
24 AWG 4 Pairs
Supports Gigabits 10/100/1000

BYTECC C6P-1000B Cat 6 Plenum Jacket (CMP), Bulk Ethernet Cable 1000 feet – Blue

  • Cable Type: Cat6 UTP (Unshielded Twist Pair) Solid
  • Wire Gauge: 23 AWG/ 4 pair
  • Provides hi-speed data transfer up to 400MHz
  • Colored PVC Outer Jacket
  • UL, ETL & 3P verified to standards
  • Free Cat 6 Crossover adaptor included

Cables To Go 22817 35ft USA Cat6 550 MHz Stranded Snagless Patch Cable – Gray

100% manufactured and tested within the United States, this cable meets the stringent requirements for anyone who needs to procure products exclusively manufactured in the USA. For voice/data/video distribution, it will handle bandwidth-intensive applications up to 550 MHz. Meets all EIA/TIA Cat6 TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1, draft 9 standards, and drastically reduces both impedance and structural return loss (SRL) when compared to standard 100 MHz wire.

Constructed from high-quality cable and a shortened body plug, this design minimizes Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT) levels. The molded, snag-free boot prevents unwanted cable snags during installation and provides extra strain relief. Available in a variety of colors to easily color-code your network installation.

Connector 1: RJ45 Male
Connector 2: RJ45 Male

TRIPP LITE N204-003-BL-LA 3 ft. Cat 6 Blue Gigabit Left Angle to Straight Patch Cable

3-ft. Blue Cat6 Gigabit Left Angle to Straight Patch Cable
Space saving design
Left Angle connector to Straight
Cat6 Gigabit rated
PVC 4 Pair Stranded Conductors, 24AWG
Fully Molded Ends
550Mhz Gigabit Speed Rated
ETL Verified to TIA/EIA -568-B

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