factors effect the performance of Cat5e cable?
The performance of Cat5e cable can be effected by several
things, not the least of which is quality of material. Some
installers, in an effort to save money will use the cheapest
Cat5e cable they can buy, burdening you with problems while
increasing their profits.
Some cable makers also use the cheapest Cat5e
cable they can buy for the construction of Cat5e patch cables,
and Cat5e crossover cables, in order to maximize their profits
and offer the consumer a "bargain" cable. This is no bargain
when you consider that the cheaper grades of cable in many cases
run at less than half the speed of high quality cable.
Network equipment can also have a profound
effect on the performance of Cat5e cable. If you have devices in
your network that are all rated for Cat5e, but you have one
device either defective or not properly rated, then your entire
network can slow down as a result. A network will typically
operate at the speed of the slowest device in it.
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