Understanding Network Cable Codes

Network cables consist of several types: Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6 are several of the most popular. Category 5 and Category 5e are similar in that they both carry a bandwidth up to 100 MHz. Category 6 improves on the Category 5e specification, allowing bandwidths up to 250 MHz, and thus 1000BASE-T (1GIG Ethernet).

Network Wiring Codes

To the right is a wiring diagram for your reference....

Why Are Cable Codes Important?

How Do Cables Improve Network Speed?