Cat 5 DEFINITION: Cable that uses solid core telephone wires and includes 4 pairs (8 wires) of unshielded twisted wire. This is currently the most popular cable used in a 10/100 Ethernet based network.
This paper discusses the current state of copper-based network cabling standards as defined by ISO and TIA. Learn the difference between category 5e, 6, 6A, 7 and 7A and Class D, E, EA, F and FA.
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