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chenks
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Re: ethernet cables. Is it time to update them

because even in 2019 cat5e is still more than "adequate"?
i'm not saying don't buy higher spec, i'm saying there is no need to.
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Re: ethernet cables. Is it time to update them

Then we are in agreement!

There's nothing like the internet for exaggerating differences of opinion!

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Re: ethernet cables. Is it time to update them

I was not happy with my internet speed on M100 package (coming from HyperOptic 150Mb package), so I upgraded to the M200 package, just to find my Internet speed to be around 90Mb at best. Tested the WiFi, router (I had a mesh router), and the virgin hob itself, eventually figured out the slow speed came from the cat5e cable used between the virgin hob and the router. Swap out to a cat6 cable (came with virgin hob) and now I am running at 200+Mb. 

What I found strange is that on HyperOptic, I can get full 150Mb connection on Cat5e cable, so I don't know if I should blame the virgin hub or my netgear router.

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Re: ethernet cables. Is it time to update them

You cannot just go on the markings on a cable. It’s the quality and thickness of the wires in that cable that really matter. I’m on 500/35 service and have the hub in modem mode to by own router. I constantly get 550/37 on all the speed tests I do. The cable between the Hub3 and my Ubiquiti router is just a Cat5 cable, yes Cat5 not even Cat5e. It’s a very good, solid wire not stranded, AT&T US cable.


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