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Difference between CAT rated network cables.
February 13, 2018 at 04:55 PM
I have google gigabit fiber and have been playing around with some of the patch cables the installers used when setting my system up. They hooked up my system using my existing CAT 5E everything is fine and my network is showing as a 1000mbit connections. For giggles I had some CAT 7 cable laying around and swapped out my cables and my speed test runs results run faster than the 5E cable. This makes no sense to me though because they're both rated for gigabit speed right? Thoughts on how this is possible?
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