Cat 6 RJ-45/8P8C Ethernet Cables

Ethernet Cables RJ-45, 8P8C for Blazing Fast CAT6 Connections

If you need to connect all of the workstations in your office or route a home computer directly to a cable modem, one of the CAT6 cords in eBays collection of new and used products might do the trick. When you shop on eBay, finding the right networking tools for the job is easy, and the following answers to common customer questions can help you learn more about how to pick the right CAT6 cable.

Is this CAT6 cable available in various lengths?

Yes, the CAT6 cables in this collection are available in a variety of different lengths. And, in some cases, its even possible to cut the cable you need to the exact lengths that you want. Here are some examples of the cable lengths that are offered:

  • 6 feet
  • 12 feet
  • 25 feet
  • 100 feet
What is the maximum speed of CAT6 cable?

CAT6 cable can process a maximum of 1,000 megabytes per second, and this speed rating is sometimes abbreviated as 1000Mbps or 1GbE. If a CAT6 cable is connected to two devices that are both capable of 1GbE speeds, then this cable can carry a maximum of one gigabyte of information per second. On the other hand, if one device is not capable of these speeds, the CAT6 cable will carry the maximum amount of data that can be transferred by the slower device, and even if a device is capable of 10GbE or 40GbE speeds, CAT6 cable is still limited to speeds of 1GbE.

How do you pick the right CAT6 cable?

To start off, assess your hardware capabilities. If you dont have the tools on hand to add connectors to CAT6 cable and crimp it, you should pick cable that already has connectors attached. On the other hand, having a spool of CAT6 cable that you can cut to different lengths as needed can be convenient if you happen to have Ethernet connectors and a crimper around. From there, youll need to determine how much cord you need to get your job done. The CAT6 cable in this collection is available in lengths from three feet to 250 feet, and you can always pick up multiple large spools if you have a significant distance to cover between devices. Also, its important to not mix up CAT6 with CAT6a as you make a selection. While CAT6a cables can transfer at speeds of up to 10GbE, CAT6 cables are limited to 1GbE.