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Category 5 Cable & Category 5e Cable

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In the technological world we live in today we are all interconnected through millions of cables whether they can be seen or not. What we will be looking into today is the intercal design and purpose of two special cables called Category 5 cable and category 6 cable.

Category 6 Cable: A Category above the Rest!

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Todays bandwidth expectations mean that Category 5 is strategically dead. What is a category 6 cable? Despite the fact that the Category 6 standards are only at draft stage, manufacturers are offering a host of products and claiming that these products comply with the draft proposals.

How to Build a Cat 5 Cable

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The steps below are general Ethernet cat5 cable construction guidelines. They will work for making any category of network cables. For our example we will be making a category 5e patch cable. A key point to remember in making Ethernet patch cords is that the twists in the individual pairs should remain entwined as long as possible until they reach the RJ45 plug termination. The twisting of the pairs in the network cable is what helps to ensure good connectivity and keeps crosstalk interference to a minimum.

Networking With Fiber Cables

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Fiber cables form one of the most important parts of the networking industry today. Fiber cables are composed of one or more transparent optical fibers enclosed in a protective covering and strength members. Fiber cables are used to transmit data by the mode of light. Various types of fiber cables available are multimode duplex fiber cables, single mode simplex fiber cables, single mode duplex fiber cables, and plastic optical fiber cables. There are many fiber optic cabl...