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Cat 6 Cabling in Manchester, Covering Greater Manchester

Around your house, you probably have either Cat 5 or Cat 5e wire. Cat stands for category. Cat 6 is cable that’s more reliable at higher speeds than Cat 5 or Cat 5e. They look pretty much the same; in fact, Cat 6 is backward compatible with Cat 4, so you can mix and match. But they’re labelled differently and they’re different on the inside–where it counts. At Fathom IT, our highly experienced technicians will ensure that your home or business’ cabling infrastructure is not only up to date but also allows you to make the very most of your equipment.

Gigabet Router Compatability

Until recently, most home routers supported speeds of 10 or 100 megabits per second. However, Gigabit Ethernet routers have become more common. All three cables can work with Gigabit Ethernet. The old-fashioned Cat 5 cable is no longer a recognized standard, but it technically supports gigabit speeds–just not well. Cat 5e cable is enhanced to reduce interference so that it can reliably deliver gigabit speeds. However, Gigabit Ethernet still pushes the cable to its limits.

Cat 6 cable is full-on certified to handle Gigabit speeds–it’s meant to handle it and it does it the best. It’s also suitable for any 10-Gigabit uses that may come along someday; although at that point, you’re pushing the limits of Cat 6. And let’s not get into Cat 7 and it’s fairyland of 40-Gigabit speeds.

Cat 6 Cabling Means Fewer Errors

Cat 6 cable also has more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise than Cat 5e does. That means you’ll get fewer errors on a system operating via Cat 6.

Contact Fathom IT Today

Whether you require consultations or installations for Cat 6 cabling in Manchester or the surrounding areas, whether it’s a complete overhaul or perhaps a bit of optimisation required, speak to our team today on 07976 379448 to discuss you requirements.

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