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    Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

    This is a discussion on Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; OK Guys (and Ladies) this is my very first post in these forums, have lurked and read all the tales ...

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      Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

      OK Guys (and Ladies) this is my very first post in these forums, have lurked and read all the tales of SkyBB doom & gloom, which left me thinking have I done the right thing in migrating from Tiscali to SkyBB (Max) but so far all my fears have been unfounded!

      Anyway I am thinking of renewing all the phone cables in our house, which are
      wired in from our side of the BT Master Socket, I also intend to purchase
      an XTE-2000 Master Faceplate together with a 68mm filtered socket both from
      ADSL nation.

      Now my question is this which cable would be the best for the job.

      Cat5e: Which I would have to buy.

      -or-

      Cat6: Which I can get for free in any amount.

      The Cat6 is high quality *British Made* cable, made by a local firm.

      So what would the more experienced amongst the regulars recommend!

      Many Thanks in advance & Best Wishes as always,

      Gaz


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      Re: Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

      Cat 6 is better, although I wouldn't think it would make any difference for this purpose. But since cat 6 is free for u all I can say is "you lucky $%!"

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      Re: Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

      As dq1 says cat6 is superior but not strictly necessary, as its free - go for it
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      Re: Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

      cat 6 is the newer version which will soon superceed cat5e so for future need go forthe cat 6

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      Re: Which Cable is the Best Cat5e or Cat6?

      CAT 6 is better but not realyl necessary. Use it since its free !
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