[Q] How does Patch Cable quality effect bandwidth performance?
[A]Bandwidth refers to the information carrying capacity of a system
or device. Bandwidth is typically rated in Bits Per Second.
A popular way to describe Bandwidth would be to compare it to
a highway, with cars representing the data flowing through it.
If the highway has more lanes, it has a greater capacity to
deliver more information than a small road with fewer lanes.
More cars (data) can pass through the wider highway and arrive
Cables can be made from a variety of materials, but even more
important is the quality of the cable used in the product. Many
companies are producing CAT 5E Patch Cables that perform
at lower specifications than a CAT 5 Patch Cable. Still
others are producing CAT 6 Patch Cables that perform worse than
a CAT 5E Patch Cable. So it stands to reason that quality is
IT professionals will spend thousands of dollars making sure that their servers are built-to-order, and that the software is configured to their exacting specifications. They will spend thousands more and switches and similar essential hardware to make their network the best it can be. Yet even after all of this preparation, many will turn around and order cables for their network without even considering if their is a difference in how they perform. What a loss.
raw materials are the building blocks of quality Patch Cables,
and the difference in quality is very obvious when you test
the cables against each other. Whenever you shop for Patch Cables
and see certain brands at giveaway prices, stay clear. You get
what you pay for.
remember, your network will operate at the speed of your slowest
device, and this includes your Patch Cables.
Your complete networking plan must include all critical components be of equal quality and capability.
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking applications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality.
FAQ QUESTION: Are there any
advantages to using CAT 6 Cable for computer networking?
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