Ethernet / LAN Cables
Buy Ethernet / LAN Cables CAT 6; Cat 6 A, Cat 6 E, Cat 5, LAN Cables Standard Approved Cables from Companies Like Siemon, D-link, Ease-Net, TP-Link and Aico, At affordable Prices from Kenya Gadget. Cat 6 outdoor and indoor cables , shielded and non shielded cables.
Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6
There is a complexity associated with home networking, howbeit, there is the important aspect that you need to consider before making a purchase. Cable can either be STP or UTP. STP means SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR, it is is bundled inside a rubber sleeve with no other protection. UTP means Unshielded Twisted Pair, and is the most common. STP is more expensive compared to UTP
Theoretically, UTP supports 100 metres length between the host or switch. If you needed longer cables you will require powered switches.
This is the worst king of ethernet cabling that you will find in the kenyan market, theoretically, it supports 100mbps. It uses 2 of the 4 pair wires. Do not purchase cat 5 unless you need to run a long bit of cable at low bandwidth.
Cat 5e (e is the enhanced version), which decreases crosstalk and thus enables a speed of upto 1000mbps (Gigabit Ethernet). It is the most common kind of cable that you will find today and is adequate for home use.
Cat 6 handles upto 10 gigabit theoretically at a maximum length of 37m and is a complete overkill for home use.