|"Cat5e is also capable of running at 1000 Mbps, just like |
Cat6. The difference between the two is the frequency they
operate at:5e = 100 Mhz, 6 = 250 Mhz"
Which is exactly why I stated: "However, if the CAT5e cable
is being used for Gigabit ethernet, then all 4 pairs are used."
"All 4 pairs are used for data transmission"
is correct when using CAT6 cable at 1000Mbps, I have used
the assumption that a person would not use CAT6 at 10/100,
as it is an added expense for no need, and again see as
"CAT6 cable runs at a higher bandwidth as it has a different
twist rate along the conductors."
Correction there - I had meant to say frequency and not
bandwidth. Sometimes no matter even when you read over
these things they still escape you. However, I was more so
trying to make the point that the construction of CAT5e and
CAT6 are exactly the same, and manufacturers produce the
conductors for the two together and the only difference
between the two is the final lay-up at the manufacturing
process when they make the twist rate on CAT6 higher than
they do for CAT5e to help eliminate cross talk at higher
I believe you are being a little picky, however perhaps my
explanation was not so clear and it is good to clear it up, so
thank you for pointing those out.
Technical Sales Manager
KSM Limited, http://www.madaboutcable.com