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Proper termination of CAT 6 cable

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

recently I renovated my flat I pulled cat 6 cable through the walls. 

What kind of keystone is supposed to be used? 

And does cat6 support 10gbit?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

https://planetechusa.com/demystifying-ethernet-types-difference-between-cat5e-cat-6-and-cat7/#:~:text=Cat6 wiring can support up,of up to 250 MHz.&text=Though standard Ethernet supports distances,when transmitting 10 Gbps speeds.

Then can you please explain this line: "Cat6 cables also sport thicker sheaths in comparison to Cat5e. Though standard Ethernet supports distances of up to 100 meters, CAT6 cable only supports 37-55 meters (depending on crosstalk) when transmitting 10 Gbps speeds. Its thicker sheath protects against Near End Crosstalk (NEXT) and Alien Crosstalk (AXT)."

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Cat6 cables support 10 gigabit up to 55m

Cat6a cables support 10 gigabit up to 100m

 

You'll need a Cat6 keystone jack to punch them down if that's what you're asking.

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-25-Pack-Keystone-Punch-Down/dp/B004D5PFGW


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Yes, in short runs like in a room it can. But in your case, wiring a house... the runs are too long usually, I would not risk it. So no.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Yes, in short runs like in a room it can. But in your case, wiring a house... the runs are too long. So no.

I did not specify the lenght. The max lenght of the two cable runs are 10meters so yeah it could work. But the thing that confused me is I bought cat6 keystones at the local store and they gave me cat6 1gbit. Anyway now I know I can future proof it for 10gbit. 

4 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Cat6 cables support 10 gigabit up to 55m

Cat6a cables support 10 gigabit up to 100m

 

You'll need a Cat6 keystone jack to punch them down if that's what you're asking.

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-25-Pack-Keystone-Punch-Down/dp/B004D5PFGW

Thanks for the info! 


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11 hours ago, Dedayog said:

Yes, in short runs like in a room it can. But in your case, wiring a house... the runs are too long usually, I would not risk it. So no.

55m is not exactly a short run. 

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