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How to distinguish between Gigabit network cable and 100M network cable?
Nov 29, 2018

(1) Gigabit network cable

In general, the transmission rate of Cat6 Category 6 cable is 1000 Mbps, while the transmission rate of Cat6a Category 6 and above is more than 10 Gbps. Therefore, the Cat6 Category 6 cable is called Gigabit cable.

(2) 100M network cable

Usually, the main transmission rate of Cat5e Super Category 5 cable is between 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps. It can also be used for Gigabit transmission under certain conditions, but the effect is not good. The main transmission rate of Cat5 Category 5 cable is 100 Mbps, so Cat5e will be used. The Super Category 5 network cable and the Cat5 Category 5 network cable are called 100M network cables.

But in fact, we need to know that the cable specification guarantees the electrical transmission performance, not the network speed. The actual network speed is not only related to the network cable, but also has a great relationship with the terminal equipment.

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