Cat5e Cabling Speed
The speed of Cat5e cabling supports high-performance networking. Cat5 enhanced cables can deliver Gigabit Ethernet speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Devices connected by the cable, including switches and routers, should also support the desired data speeds. Cable technology is backward compatible. Cat5e provides a bandwidth of 100MHz performance, though cables are available with up to 350MHz 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
Cat5e can support network operating speeds of 10Mbps, 100Mbps or 1000Mbps. The gigabit rates are the maximum speed for Cat5e cable. When used for voice and data applications below max rate, Cat5e has a cable length limitation of 100 metres but if the cable is running at 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 megabits per second (Mbps). The speed which a network can send or receive data can be impacted by:
Cat5e cable features crosstalk reductions over its predecessors, supporting improvements in network transfer speeds and signal strength.
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