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Identifying Ethernet Cable Category Standard Used to Wire Cable

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zzzzzzzzzz

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If one has Ethernet cables that are not labeled or their labeling not visible, how does one determine what category standard was used to wire it?
 

petteyg359

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If one has Ethernet cables that are not labeled or their labeling not visible, how does one determine what category standard was used to wire it?

Side Green / Center Orange = A
Side Orange / Center Green = B

Come up with some kind of mnemonic for that.

In practical use, it doesn't matter as long as you don't mix them up on either end of the same cable. Throw as many cables of either configuration in a network and it won't give a crap.
 

JrClocker

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As long as you keep the cables short (under 10 feet or so), you won't notice the difference between a CAT 5e and CAT6 cable.
 

wagex

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As long as you keep the cables short (under 10 feet or so), you won't notice the difference between a CAT 5e and CAT6 cable.

even at 100m you wont see any difference unless you are doing 10g copper, then you can run cat5e up to 45m.