Cat5e cable for home? FREE cabling and networking Helpdesk
 Question by James posted 13 Jun 2005
 Cat5e cable for home?

Looking at the following cables to install about 22 cat5 drops in an existing house.

Genesis 4981
Belden 1700


Genesis 4978
Belden 1583A

The 2nd one seems to be a little cheaper ~$50 vs ~$100. The 4981 and 1700 are rated to 350Mhz. Right now I have a 100Mb/s network, but would eventually like to go to gig.

Is the 350Mhz cable worth the 100% premium?


 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 24 Jun 2005
Dear James,

There is no requirement for 350Mhz even for gigabit ethernet. If you install the cables according to acceptable practices, you will be fine.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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