difference between cat 5 and cat 6 other than cost

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 Question by charles jackson posted 17 Oct 2002
 difference between cat 5 and cat 6 other than cost
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 04 Dec 2002
Dear Charles,

The difference is the bandwidth available from the signals traveling through the media. CAT5 has 100MHz bandwidth while CAT6 has 250MHz. That makes it possible to send data quicker, and also more reliably because CAT6 is also less susceptible to cross-talk and reflection loss problems.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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