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Running wired connection for games room, which CAT cable would you recommend

Hi all

I want to run a wired connection into our games room to get the strongest possible connection for the new XSX & PS5 consoles coming out rather than using WiFi.

The cable run is approx 24m from the router and looking online for cable suggestions there are mentions of getting the best cable available that you can afford to future proof it (which I do agree with) but then would it be worth getting CAT7a cable if it's not needed as it's not as flexible and will be a bit more difficult to run. 

I get that CAT7a is ideal if you have longer runs but would CAT5e make that much difference over that length? I've the 500MB Virgin.

 

TIA

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Re: Running wired connection for games room, which CAT cable would you recommend

Hello

For the distance of 24m Cat 5e or Cat 6 will be suitable going to Cat 7 is over kill, as Cat 5e / 6 is will maintain 1gbps over lengths upto 100m.

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Re: Running wired connection for games room, which CAT cable would you recommend

Mike is right - I will add that the other advantage of Cat6 cable usually has better " shielding" from crosstalk and electrical interference. So check the specs of the cable for that too.

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Re: Running wired connection for games room, which CAT cable would you recommend

One thing to consider, you really need solid cored copper cable. A lot of ready made leads use multistranded wire which is really only useful for patch cables.


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