If you want your internet to function at its fastest, you want to be using ethernet directly. This will give you the fastest connection possible and offers a real improvement over the speeds you can get just from Wifi alone. If you want to install Ethernet cables yourself, here’s what you need to know so you can choose among Cat5e cable bulk, Cat5, or even Cat6.
Ethernet Cable Primer
All Ethernet cables have the same basic design. They’re made up of four pairs of twisted wires. The reason they’re twisted is to help prevent currents or any interference among the pairs. The old standard was the Cat5 cable, but recently Cat6 have become the new standard. “Cat” stands for category, and, as you can imagine, the numbers let you know what generation you’re working with. When you see the “e,” as in “Cat5e cable bulk,” it stands for “enhanced.” Enhanced cables are built to be more reliable at higher speeds.
In general, Cat6 will now perform most reliably at high speeds, and