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Are Some Ethernet Cords Faster Than Others?

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by Cosmo1111, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Cosmo1111

    Cosmo1111 Regular member

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    I guess this is the place to ask adsl/broadband questions.

    I just wanted to know if some cords (from modem to wall) are faster than others. I know theres the traditional blue one. But then theres these black ones which are proclaimed as "Advance High Speed Connection". Do they make a difference, speed wise?
     
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    I don't know too much about internet lines, but I don't think it would matter if you got either, since you can only reach the speed your modem allows.

    I have a RJ45 (the blue cable) and I reach pretty much 90% of my advertised speed. (You can never really reach 100%)
     
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    rj-45 is actually the name for the terminator on the cord(fyi rj-11 is your telephone line terminator= the jack). The cords themselves are separated into catagories...cat1 cat2 cat3 cat4 cat5 and newest cat6 and cat7...

    UTP= unsheilded twisted pair

    cat1- utp telephone cabling...carrys only voice no data

    cat2- utp cabling up to 4Mbps

    cat3- utp cabling bandwidth up to 10Mbps

    cat4- utp cabling bandwidth up to 16Mbps

    cat5- " " " up to 100Mbps

    cat5e- enhanced utp desinged to improve shortcommings of cat5 cabling...acceptable cable for full-duplex operation and Gigabit Ethernet

    cat6- recommended utp standard for ethernet over copper medium at speeds up to 1 Gigabit

    cat7- capable of doubling the data transer rate of cat6

    Guess what, I remembered all of that from class...(Network Admin Student)
     
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    I knew I shouldn’t have fallen asleep fantasizing about porn, in class.

    I looked it up; it’s a Cat 6. So it could help. Well it must be very, very new because the site I'm looking at them on, well about a month ago they had the RJ45 (blue cords) and now they don't, instead they have the Cat 6, black ones.

    Sorry RJ45, your outdated, "you’ve been terminated".
     
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    Cosmo, am I reading your post correctly? The way I understand it you are confused (no offense). The rj-45 is the actual plastic connector itself. rj-45 is the type of connector that is used on most all copper based ethernet. The cable should say somewhere on it what catagory it is...most likely cat5 or 6.

    edit* So your still using a rj-45 but your cabling is cat6.

    Did I clear this up for you or were you right all along and I was just missreading your post?
     
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