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Old 07-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Cat5e VS Cat6

My home currently using ST fibre and

- ONT to Modem Router (PACE) is connected via Cat5e
- Modem Router to MIO TV set top box is also Cat5e.

Was thinking if changing all the Cat5e cables to Cat6 will it be a feasible move? (in terms of connectivity, better performance, less lost in packets etc) If is not then will have to call off the idea.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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If ya cat5E still work according to cat5e standard, I dun think you will get anything extra out from changing to cat6.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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does the cable length affect anything?
was thinking of getting some Cat6 cables for the interconnects as well
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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Unless the distance between devices is very far (how far away are your ONT and TV??), there should be no added benefit to switch cables just yet.

Cat6 provides better crosstalk signal protection, so that may be an advantage if you suspect signal interference.

Since most Cat6 cables are fairly cheap when purchased at SLS, there is no harm in trying anyway.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Both Cat5e & Cat6 works up to 100m cable length.. Cat6 supports up to 10gbe while Cat5e support up to 1gbe speed..
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #6
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no point changing from cat5e to cat6, there wont be any different.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:22 AM   #7
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don't think got any diff....
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:30 AM   #8
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I used to connect between ONT and RG with a brandless 1m length of CAT 6 cable I bought from a shop at second level. Recently I went back to the same shop and bought 2 number of 1m AMP CAT 6 cables for ONT to RG and RG to ASUS Router. I got a boost in higher Mbps, I switched back to the brandless cables to test again and confirm the quality of the cable will also make a difference.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:12 AM   #9
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The question is both are cat 6 cables, are you very sure the "slower" one conform to cat 6 standard or some imitation fakes that might not even meet cat 5e spec?

So back to original TS question, what happens if his current cable conform to cat 5e spec, but change to a cat 6 cable (that might not meet the cat 5e spec), does it mean cat 6 is lousy?

Do be careful when getting lan cables in sls....i find some shops the cable quality like questionable even if they are rated cat 6 or cat 6e. I guess unless one have a proper tool to test, most consumer will not be able to verify whether a cable is truely cat 6 or cat 7.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:26 AM   #10
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I used to connect between ONT and RG with a brandless 1m length of CAT 6 cable I bought from a shop at second level. Recently I went back to the same shop and bought 2 number of 1m AMP CAT 6 cables for ONT to RG and RG to ASUS Router. I got a boost in higher Mbps, I switched back to the brandless cables to test again and confirm the quality of the cable will also make a difference.
surely tat brandless inside is cat5, but outside stated cat6.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:11 AM   #11
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ya lo outside label CAT 6 inside maybe give me otherwise lol...
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:35 PM   #12
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since it's on lan cable, i thought i shall post my qns ere.

I have a iptv device and is connected to my router via cable.

I was unable to get the device to connect to the network, using both my cat5e and cat6 cable.

The device can connect to the network, only when it's using a retractable lan cable.

I'm kinda puzzled, as to the reason for such.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:57 AM   #13
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A nice write-up on Cat 5 and Cat 6 cables

Why Your Cat6/5e Network Cable is Slowing You Down: Interview with Blue Jeans Cable | Audioholics
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
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since it's on lan cable, i thought i shall post my qns ere.

I have a iptv device and is connected to my router via cable.

I was unable to get the device to connect to the network, using both my cat5e and cat6 cable.

The device can connect to the network, only when it's using a retractable lan cable.

I'm kinda puzzled, as to the reason for such.
should be becos never terminate properly? is both a custom made cable?
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:45 PM   #15
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If ya cat5E still work according to cat5e standard, I dun think you will get anything extra out from changing to cat6.
Correct, especially short distance.
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