Set up a versatile home network with this Insignia Ethernet cable. Its 150-foot length provides plenty of leeway, so you can connect to a network switch or modem in another room, and it supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds for versatile use. This Insignia Ethernet cable has snagless connectors, so you can plug and unplug it numerous times without wearing it down.
Cat-6 network cable
Connects most computers, DSL/cable modems or other peripherals to a network.
Protects the locking tabs on the RJ45 connectors from being damaged or snapped off during installation.
Lets you place your devices exactly where they're needed.
A:AnswerThese are two great questions and the exact same questions I had before making my purchasing decision. So I did some research and here's what I found:
Shielding is really only necessary if you are around heavy electromagnetic interference, like power generators, magnetic resonance imaging scanners (MRI machines), and maybe a lot of high tension power lines. The disadvantage to shielded cable is that you're probably not going to be able to run them through your walls without removing some drywall. The shielding is not really flexible enough to run through a fire break and then do the 90 degree bend to come out of a small hole at the base of the wall.
CAT5 vs CAT6 is almost a no-brainer. CAT5 is probably fine for all current applications but as technology improves, applications are requiring more and more bandwidth. If you want your cable to keep up with the increased demands of technology, you will want to go with the highest bandwidth supported, which means CAT6. If your bandwidth needs are limited and you're just trying to wire up a device because it doesn't support WiFi, CAT5 is fine. The reason I say it's a no-brainer, however, is that Best Buy sells the Insignia 50' CAT6 cable for $34.99 and the CAT5 cable for $29.99. Five bucks is a small price to pay to future proof your Ethernet.
I appreciate you taking the time to share this inquiry with us. This Network Cable is the same as an Ethernet when it comes to connection and it will definitely work for you to connect your router/modem to the TV.
Alexander G. - Insignia Support
A:AnswerThat will depend on which Model Mac you are looking at. The Retina models will require an adapter. The new MacBook uses a different type of USB port so you would need to get a compatible adapter.