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OcUK Value OcUK Professional Cat6 RJ45 2m Network Cable - Grey (B6-502)

Category 6 cable, commonly referred to as Cat-6, is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols...

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OcUK Value RJ45 1m Network Cable (URT-601)

OcUK Value 1m RJ45 Network Cable is perfect for use with any home or business network. Offering you the ability to...

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OcUK Value RJ45 1m Network Cable (URT-601)
 

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OcUK Value RJ45 15m Network Cable (URT-615)

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OcUK Value RJ45 3m Network Cable (URT-603)

OcUK Value 3.0m RJ45 Network Cable is perfect for use with any home or business network. Offering you the ability to...

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OcUK Value RJ45 3m Network Cable (URT-603)
 

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Edimax Indoor 1M N Type to RPSMA Plug Direct Link Cable

- Via cable loss system EIRP can be easily calculated - Flexible ¡V Modulized product options provided Multi-brand...

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OcUK Value RJ45 30m CAT5E Network Cable (URT-630)

30 Meter RJ45 Straight Through Network Cable, suitable to connecting together your home network peripherals.

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OcUK Value RJ45 10m Network Cable (URT-610)

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OcUK Value RJ45 6m Network Cable (URT-606)

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OcUK Value RJ45 50m CAT5E Network Cable (URT-650)

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OcUK Value RJ45 5m Network Cable (URT-605)

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Ethernet Cables at Overclockers UK

Even in the age of wireless internet, cables abound. But although wireless, even routers need an external network cable to connect to the Internet. These cables, called Ethernet cables, currently exist in two forms, although older generations are still common place. These are known as Category 5 and Category 5E network cables, as well as Category 6. The difference between these Ethernet cables relates to the various network standards, and how they affect network and internet speeds. Ethernet cables carry the data between your router, computer, wireless LAN adapters, and any other network or device that can connect to the Internet. They're also used to support local area networks.

At Overclockers UK, we offer a wide range of Ethernet adapters and cables, both internal and external, to ensure that everyone always has the right connection at hand.

Ethernet Cables: Things to Consider

  • Network Cable Lengths: It's important to remember that data transmission and bandwidth rates both decrease the longer the length of the cable. In general, 100 metres is the maximum length before significant signal loss becomes a problem, so it's advisable to keep Ethernet cables moderately short.
  • Sold or Stranded Conductors:A distinction that exists in Ethernet cables is whether or not they contain solid or stranded conductors. Solid conductors contain one signal wire while stranded are formed of several (generally seven). Single conductors are better suited to wall jacks whereas stranded conductors are used in RJ-45 connectors.

Category 5E Ethernet Cables

Category 5E, or CAT-5E cables, directly connect two Ethernet network devices to each other. These network cables use what's known as the fifth generation of twisted pair Ethernet technology, and are generally the most popular of its kind. Most twisted cabling is limited to a length of 100 metres. As opposed to the older model of Category 5 Ethernet cables, CAT-5E cables are designed to support higher speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. CAT-5E cables are generally the most popular choice for wired LANs because they are affordable and offer high performance.

Category 6 Ethernet Cables

Category 6 Ethernet Cables are the sixth generation of twisted pair Ethernet cabling. Utilising the same RJ-45 connector as other network cables (including older generations of network cables), CAT-6 cables can support data rates of 1 gigabit per second. They also provide lower crosstalk, a higher signal-to-noise ratio, and are compatible with 10GBASE-T or 10-Gigabit Ethernet. An improved version of the Category 6 cable—the Category 6 Augmented (CAT6A)—was created to enhance the performance of Ethernet cables. It allows for higher data rates, up to 10 Gigabit over a longer distance. These network cables can run twice as far as CAT6 cables, which cover a maximum distance of 50 metres. Due to this, the CAT6A cables cost more and are slightly thicker in appearance. It's also worth noting that CAT6 and CAT6A Ethernet cables are backwards compatible with CAT5, CAT-5E and CAT3 cable standards.

About Overclockers UK

Here at Overclockers UK we take our customers' gaming and PC needs seriously. While being widely known in Europe as experts in computer technology, we also strive to keep our prices low and affordable. This allows us to offer a wide selection of PCs and hardware to suit your requirements and budget. Our aim is further help enthusiasts pursue their passions of overclocking and PC building, which is why we offer customisable PC solutions, tailored to your exact specifications.

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