Make Sure Your Cat6 Cables are Really What They Claim to Be

Cat6 cable diagramCat6 Ethernet cables — or Cat6 cables for short — are essentially Cat5e cables that have higher quality specification standards in terms of crosstalk and system noise. Except for when they don’t. According to the technology site, a recent case study done by a Cat6 cable supplier found that many of the Cat6 cables they tested for validity were actually below standard specifications.

The company used a Fluke certification tester on a variety of different alleged Cat6 cables and found that close to 80% of consumer standard Cat6 cables bulk or otherwise did not meet the qualifications to technically be considered Cat6 cable. Some didn’t even hit the lower standard for Cat5e cables, which can last for five to 10 years if made with quality materials.

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The Cat 6 cable is one of the most popular networking cables in the market today. It is used for networks, as well as multi-line phone systems. With a maximum frequency of 250 MHz and the ability to transmit data at speeds of up to 10/100/1000Mbps, these cables are supposed to be near the top of the line. One of the only higher-quality products is the Cat6a, which boasts a maximum frequency of 500 MHz and can transmit up to 10/100/1000Mbps and 10Gbps.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case thanks to many dishonest manufacturers. As Hackaday points out, manufacturers are really only held to the honor system when it comes to labeling their products.

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