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Do I get a CAT6 cable or a CAT7 cable?

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Hello, I was looking at lowering my ping on online games since the router is across the house and downstairs from where my PC is, so I get pretty bad wifi connection. We are paying for around 200mbps and I am only getting about 40mbps and my ping usually stays between 30-50. I found that I should go down the wired route and I will route a 50ft cable to the router. The only thing that I don't know is whether to get CAT6 or CAT7 cable. Is there much of a difference between the two? Does the mhz speed even matter? Any answers are appreciated.

Thanks, Landon

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Cat 6 is all you will need. Even cat5e will carry your full signal no issues as well. 


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Cat5e is good for up to 2.5 gbps

Cat6 is good for 10gbps up to around 30-50 meters.

Cat6a is needed is you want 10gbps up to 100 meters.

 

So even a cheap cat5e will be more than enough for your connectivity.

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Get Cat6. I got myself Cat7 only because i got a nice deal on it back then and the cable is usually thicker with Cat7. Cat6 will be more than enough for your needs.

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