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    Need to replace My Home Lan Cables between 50' and 100' and , and while searching I noticed that there was not only what I thought was the standard RJ45 CAT5e Patch Cable but also some C6EB Cat 6 Enhanced 550MHz Patch Cables, Anyone know the difference and does it matter which you use??

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    The difference is that the Cat 6 cable costs more! Installers of my acquaintance are quite happy to use Cat 5E cable for anything up to 1 Gbps, but as speeds increase above this then Cat 6 will be needed.
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    You can use CAT5 for higher speeds if the cable runs are nice and short. CAT6 will run the higher speeds at the full 100m distance.
    As you only have short runs you can get away with cheap cables and may not need to replace anything.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank You for the insight. Much appreciated.

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