Easily connect most Ethernet-enabled devices, such as a PC or Mac computer, to your 10/100/1000 Ethernet network using this 50' Insignia™ NS-PNW5650 Cat-6 network cable that features gold-plated RJ-45 8P-to-8C connectors for optimal signal strength.
Compatible with most Ethernet-enabled devices
Including PC and Mac computers and DSL/cable modems for a simple connection to your home or office 10/100/1000 Ethernet network.
Snag-free 8P-to-8C RJ-45 connectors
Help prevent connector clip damage. Gold plating helps ensure high-quality signal transfer.
Allows flexible placement of Ethernet peripherals.
I previously cheaped out and got a "cat6" cable off of ebay, only to find out that the conductors inside were neither twisted nor made of copper. That cable also could not be punched down into a keystone, so it was basically useless to me. I wish i had just spent the few extra dollars from the start and gotten this cable. The conductors are properly twisted inside to prevent interference, they are actually made of copper and i was able to easily punch them down into a keystone on my first try. The exterior insulation of this cable is also of significantly higher quality.
This cable will do everything you need, up to the limit of your router. I’m getting ~1,000 mbps download speed, 0% packet loss, and ~14 ms delay (picture below). I use it to play Call of Duty Warzone on my Xbox series X, and it gives me a SERIOUS competitive edge. Highly recommended for gaming on PC, Xbox, or PS5
This is a really great ethernet cable for Fios Gigabit internet. The long length means I can run it from my router to my TV, DVD and Cable box. But really it works best for gaming on my laptop. I get an average of 900 Mpbs for my internet connection at home.
I bought an 8-port switch and needed to connect to a router. I did not want a lot of extra cable. Nor did I want to stretch the cable. Gray is a nice neutral color as the cable is exposed. I just do not need a cat with a bigger number for this connection.
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.