[Q] What are the benefits of using CAT 5 Cable for residential installations?
[A] At one time, the use of CAT 5 Cable for the transmission of
data was considered more of a business Information Technology
application, and not so much a practical item for residential
installations. Much has changed.
the last 7-9 years, there has been an increased consumer demand
for home networking environments, including full CAT 5 Cable
wiring for homes in order to connect the entire household to
the family network for information sharing and internet access.
benefits come from having this type of networking environment
installed in your home:
Sharing - The ability to have shared network drives that can
be accessed from different computers will allow you a great
deal of backup options, and also provide a means to centrally
locate certain files, such as massive music collections, photographs,
and other large amounts of data that you may not want taking
up space on all of your computers.
access - Every computer in your home networking environment
has the ability to share internet access if they are configured
to do so. One high-speed internet connection, such as Cable
or DSL can easily support 4 or more computers in a single home
network. The quality of the hardware used in the computers cab
also make a big difference as to how many computers can ultimately
Consoles - Most modern gaming consoles have ethernet connections
that allow them to be connected to internet access, and can
actually be added into your home network for various applications.
Usually this will be limited to gaming with other users around
the world, but can also facilitate the download of new features
and upgrades for your gaming system.
Office / Small Business - There are many home office and home-based
business applications that benefit greatly from a fast home
networking environment. Graphic Designers, Computer Technicians,
Medical Billing and Coding, Software Support Specialists, and
many other forms of business depend greatly on internet access
and network resource sharing.
the Information Technology world has changed and grown by leaps
and bounds. Having a CAT 5 based network in your home will allow
you greater flexibility for the many opportunities to make your
life more efficient that lie ahead. You can be prepared today..
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.
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Keywords: Cat 5, Cat 5e, Home Networking, File Sharing, Residential