Ethernet Cable type?


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Using the USB 3.0 ethernet adapter with my Chromebook and it works well with a standard ethernet cable. Should I be using a certain type of ethernet cable? I see there are different categories CAT 5/6/A/E etc.


#2

Thank you for posting the question here.

If it’s a standard Ethernet cable, you don’t need to worry much about it. These days , most of the cases it’s category 5e (CAT 5e) or higher. The CAT 5e or above supports 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard.

If your current cable was CAT 5, which supports only 100BASE-T and 100BASE-TX, the network throughput could be improved if you replaced it into 5E, 6 or 7 cables.
If your network supports 10GBASE-T, you’d need to use CAT 7 cable in order to utilize that speed.

Hope this helps!

Sachiko
Plugable Technologies


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