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    Shielded or Non-shield   (10 Answers)

    Was needing to run this in walls. I've read I need shielding. Will this be suitable for the job? What are the perks with choosing cat6 over cat5e?

    By Erik January 22, 2015.

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      Bandwidth precedes data rates just as highways come before traffic. The cat 6 cable doubles the transmission rate. Doubling the bandwidth is like adding twice the number of lanes on a highway. The trends of the past and the predictions for the future indicate that data rates have been doubling every 18 months. Current applications running at 1 Gb/s are really pushing the limits of category 5e cabling. As streaming media applications such as video and multi-media become commonplace, the demands for faster data rates will increase and spawn new applications that will benefit from the higher bandwidth offered by category 6. This is exactly what happened in the early 90’s when the higher bandwidth of category 5 cabling compared to category 3 caused most LAN applications to choose the better media to allow simpler, cost effective, higher speed LAN applications, such as 100BASE-TX. Note: Bandwidth is defined as the highest frequency up to which positive power sum ACR (Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio) is greater than zero.

      By Mike May 20, 2015.

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      Use with MacBook Pro   (10 Answers)

      To use this with the above, do I also need to purchase an Apple adapter?

      By Wendy1519 October 29, 2015.

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        That 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.

        By Brammy December 11, 2015.

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        Can i use this in wall?   (10 Answers)

        By Anonymous December 19, 2015.

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          This cable is not rated for in-wall use.

          By InsigniaCustomerSupport December 19, 2015.

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        will this cable work for a ps4?   (11 Answers)

        By Greg July 23, 2015.

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          Yes works well with my Xbox One!! Just as long as your PS4 has an Ethernet port it should work!

          By Thechad September 26, 2015.

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          I have a phone line computer but no phone outlet do they make a phone jack that hooks to computer but connects to cable line. So cable line to phone line into computer   (3 Answers)

          By Troy November 19, 2016.

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            Sounds like you need a modem to plug the "cable" cable into, then you'll plug an Ethernet cable from the modem to the PC. A better and more secure way would be to put a wireless router between the modem and PC which will keep you protected from the Internet.

            By Ace77 April 21, 2017.

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          Will this cable be able to get software updates from Samsung using the the Internet & LAN connections from my Fios router to a Samsung 40 6250 seriesHD Smart LED TV[1080p 120MR] ?   (5 Answers)

          By Anonymous August 17, 2016.

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            I don't see why not. Assuming your router and your TV both have Ethernet connectors, CAT 6 is the best cable you can buy (probably more than you really need even).

            By RonM April 7, 2017.

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          Do I need this cable to connect my Samsung DVD player with built in apps to my hi-speed modem to view apps on my tv?   (5 Answers)

          By Alan May 31, 2016.

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            No dummy, use your HDMI cable.

            By TheDude June 10, 2017.

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          What type of Ethernet cable van be used in a wall. Can cat 5 or 6 be used if only about 2 feet is in a wall?   (5 Answers)

          By Tom March 14, 2017.

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            Cat 6 has a thicker insulation around the wire so I would use the cat 6

            By Willbreda0 July 2, 2017.

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          Can I use this cable to hook up another computer which is not on line? What else is required?   (2 Answers)

          By Barf January 31, 2017.

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            Go to the following link for full steps on your question. http://www.wikihow.com/Connect-Two-Computers-Together-with-an-Ethernet-Cable

            By Geebus June 21, 2017.

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          Would this Cat-6 Network cable be suitable if I had to mount it outdoors? Or is it only for indoor use? Thanks.   (5 Answers)

          By Todd October 24, 2016.

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            If the cable does NOT say it is good for outdoors I would not use it in that manner. When you make your purchase look for that in the description! I did NOT see that in the description of this product... but I do use this type when going under the house... although you should check your local water table. Have had no problems with this type under the house... YMMV?

            By OldDude July 28, 2017.

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