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Choosing Quality Ethernet Cables

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Ethernet cables provide the best speeds and reliable connections on a local network. They’re typically not bottlenecked due to range as seen with wireless connectivity. Yet wired connections come with a price: Draping cables along the floor.

The cable’s supported frequency/speed is something that should be chosen, depending on the nature of your network usage and characteristics of the connected devices. If your hardware and internet connection allows only for 1Gbps speeds, you won’t get many benefits if you purchase the cables with 600MHz of bandwidth that support speeds of up to 10Gbps, but you will surely spot the difference in the price.

Maybe you want to soon upgrade your network hardware, or just want to build a future-proof network, go for higher frequencies it is a more expensive option but will pay off in the long run.

Have in mind that 100MHz and 250MHz cables usually allow for maximum speeds of up to 1Gbps, while 500MHz, 600MHz and 1000MHz cables allow for 10Gbps speeds.

Cat 7 cables are the latest to hit the networking market. They allow for speeds of up 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) the best support older Cat 6 and Cat 5-based devices. It’s perfect for most applications.