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    Default quick cat 5 cable question

    guys ive been offer 100m of cat 5 cable for free but which sort is best -

    cat 5 or Krone CAT5E

    which would be best for lasering? or does it make no odds?
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    there are 2 types
    Solid or stranded internal conductors. Stranded is best as its flexible and will take more of a beating

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    CAT5E is better

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    haha rob says standard and cruch says cat5e

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    No I said STRANDED as in the inner conductors are made from strands of wire instead of solid. It makes them more flexible. CAT 5E is the standard to which the cable is made and defines what data rate you can get with it (amongst other things)

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    ah right ok thanks rob
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    Grab the CAT 5e.
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    Default Info about CAT 5E cable

    Get the CAT 5E cable

    CAT5E Category 5 Ethernet network cabling. (CAT 5 Enhanced.)
    The CAT5E standard allows for transmission speeds of up to 1000 mbps (giga-bit Ethernet).
    There is little real difference in the cabling standards between CAT5 and CAT5E, the standards for CAT5E being only a little more stringent over CAT5. CAT6 gives a more stringent standard for 1000mbps Ethernet network cabling.

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    Hope that helps

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    For data, CAT5E is better, but at the expense of distance. If you are Lasering, it won't matter. CAT5E i think just has more twists.
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    ok thanks guys .
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