Network cables connect your network devices to your computers. There are so many kinds of Ethernet cable out there in the market. They have different names but the very similar “faces”. How to know which type of Ethernet cable is required? From the name of the cable we can have a brief idea about how they perform and handle data. Whether it is a high-speed cable or DSL modems, it is depend on an Ethernet cable’s ability to transmit signals.
Normally the more data a cable able to transmit the faster it is. First of all you need to evaluate which type of Ethernet cable suit your needs. For example, if you need cable for video-conferencing, Fiber-optic Ethernet cables are good idea. If you need to extend the distance, a Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is able to help you. The Category 5 Cable which is most popular in the market which is a pretty good choice. You may also notice that there is also a Cat5E available out there. Cat5E is a upgrade from Cat 5. It is reduced the unwanted noise and errors, as well as increases your transmission capacity. Cat 6 cable is ideal for Gigabit Ethernet and Internet telephony, it double the bandwidth of Cat5E. A crossover Ethernet cable is good for a peer to peer network which is used for transfer data between two computers.