What category ethernet cable to use

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What category ethernet cable to use
What category ethernet cable to use
2021-03-26 23:06:57
Model: Deco M5
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What is the best category of ethernet cable (CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6e, CAT 7, CAT8) to use for connecting devices to a Deco M5 Mesh station?  Or for connecting stations to create a backhaul network (if different)? What category cable comes with the unit?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re:What category ethernet cable to use
2021-03-31 18:45:09

@TrentW 

 

Anything higher than a Cat 5e would work fine, just not a Cat 5 as that is only 100 Mbps. If cabling is going to run throughout the house Cat 6 may be better since it is shielded from interference. 

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Re:What category ethernet cable to use
2021-03-31 19:12:46

@Tony Thanks. Went with CAT6a throughout the house. 

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Re:What category ethernet cable to use
2021-04-03 17:26:49 - last edited 2021-04-03 17:28:56

@Tony  What category cable comes with the Deco unit?  It is not labeled and I assume that if it is Cat 5e then I should upgrade that cable to CAT 6A too?

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Re:What category ethernet cable to use
2021-04-09 20:43:54

@TrentW 

 

Cat5e

 

No, you can use the cables that came with Deco.

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