Should I Get Copper Cat6 Cable? Is it the Best?

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    Should I Get Copper Cat6 Cable? Is it the Best?


    Hi there... Is copper wire for ethernet cable the best way to go? If I buy regular non-copper cat6, is that still good for speed?
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    CAT6 cable is an international standard, and has nothing to do with the manufacturing materials used - The fact that a cable has the CAT 6 designation, (and is from some recognised manufacturer, not some cheap knock off), it should meet or exceed the speed and distance minimums for the class, and any other specification included in the standard

    Category 6 cable - Wikipedia
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    Barman58 said:
    CAT6 cable is an international standard, and has nothing to do with the manufacturing materials used - The fact that a cable has the CAT 6 designation, (and is from some recognised manufacturer, not some cheap knock off), it should meet or exceed the speed and distance minimums for the class, and any other specification included in the standard
    Greatly appreciate that help. One last question... I have a 75 ft cat6 which falls a bit too short for house wiring. If I get a 25 ft cable and join it with a coupler, would that long cable (100 ft) cause any issues as to speed?
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    It is always better to use single runs of cable where possible, with amplifier/repeaters, used to extend beyond the standard maximum 100M.

    With your relatively short cable run and assuming you use a high class connector, or extension, ( I myself use a short 1m extension for my home system and see no "noticeable" fall off)
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    Hi,

    Cat6 specification requires conductors to be Pure Copper, those made with Copper Clad Aluminum are the worst. And always make sure Connectors / Junctions etc, are Cat6 Compliant.
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    MaloK said:
    Hi,

    Cat6 specification requires conductors to be Pure Copper, those made with Copper Clad Aluminum are the worst. And always make sure Connectors / Junctions etc, are Cat6 Compliant.
    Hi there.. and where can I find pure copper cat6 from?

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    Barman58 said:
    It is always better to use single runs of cable where possible, with amplifier/repeaters, used to extend beyond the standard maximum 100M.
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    Appreciate it
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    yahanna said:
    Hi there.. and where can I find pure copper cat6 from?

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    Appreciate it




    I know nothing about this company, but they claim 100% pure copper 26 AWG, conductors...

    Amazon.com
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