Cat5e Cabling Speed
The speed of Cat5e cabling supports high performance networking. Category 5 enhanced cables can deliver Gigabit Ethernet speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. Devices connected by the cable, including switches and routers, should also support the desired data speeds. The cable technology is backward compatible. Cat5e provides a bandwidth of 100 MHz performance, though cables are available with up to 350 MHz capabilities. The cable delivers less crosstalk and interference when compared to original Cat5. Due to Cat5e speed and affordability, the cable is commonly found in wired local area networks that have high performance demands. It can cost up to 20 percent less than Cat6 cabling.
Cat5e Maximum Speed for Voice or Data Applications
Cat 5e can support network operating speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps. The gigabit rates are the maximum speed for Cat5e cable. When used for voice and data applications below max rate, Category 5e has a cable length limitation of 100 metres. If the cable is running at Cat5e max speed, this length limit drops to 50 metres.
Networking Data Transfer Speed
A networking data transfer speed is the rate that data is transmitted between devices. The amount of data transmitted over time is referred to as throughput and is often measured in megabytes per second (Mbps). The speed which a network can send or receive data can be impacted by:
Cat 5e cable features crosstalk reductions over its predecessors, supporting improvements in network transfer speeds and signal strength.
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