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Cat6a vs 7 ethernet cable and U/UTP vs S/FTP

Having just spent the last two hours comparing Cat 5, 6, 6a and 7 ethernet cables I've surmised that Virgin's speed doesn't necessitate Cat 7 (but any reason why not to future proof as this cabling will go underthe floorboards)? 

I am then faced with the choice of what kind of shielding and this does my head in.  Somewhere I have read that U/UTP is fine, but if I am running the cable past a microwave, sonos sound system, NAS drive and various other bits and bobs is there an advantage to shielding?

My options go from CAT 7 PIMF, CAT 6a F/FTP, 6a S/FTP?  Any advice on 6a vs 7 and PIMF vs U of F or S? 

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Cat 5e or 6 UTP will be fine for the foreseeable future. If you really want to future proof your installation use fibre!


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Go with CAT 6a F/FTP.

CAT6 that U/FTP or F/UTP is enough.


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Cat 5e or 6 UTP will be fine for the foreseeable future. If you really want to future proof your installation use fibre!


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Go with CAT 6a F/FTP.

CAT6 that U/FTP or F/UTP is enough.

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Thank you
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Thanks. I love your binary joke.
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