FAQ & Section Info
|Category||Cable Type||Max Fequency||Max Length||Lan Applications||Max Transfer Rate|
|CAT3||3-pair, UTP||16MHz||100 meters||10Base-T||10Mbps|
|CAT5e||4-pair, UTP||100MHz||100 meters||1000Base-T||10/100/1000Mbps|
|CAT6||4-pair, UTP||250MHz||56 meters||10GBase-T||10/100/1000Mbps|
|CAT6A||4-pair, UTP||500MHz||100 meters||10GBase-T||10/100/1000Mbps/10GBe|
Most home networks won't need more than Cat5 or Cat5e as these fully support 1000Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet, which is the current normal standard for high speed Ethernet networks and is at least twice fast as the average Internet Service Provider (ISP). For office networks or larger, Cat6 and Cat6a are more useful because they allow for higher data rates larger distances, which will give a higher number users connected to the network a decent amount of speed.