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Cat 5e Cables

Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability

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Overview

Cat 5e Cables

Our wide selection of Cat 5e patch cables makes it easy to find the lengths and colors that you need to complete your network connections.

Our Ethernet cables are:

  • Durable. All of our patch cables are constructed to the highest industry standards, to ensure high-quality installs.
  • Dependable. You can rely on our Cat 5e cables to deliver the stability and speed that you need for reliable network performance.
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty. All of our network cables are guaranteed to last as long as you need them.

Applications

Designed for use with Fast Ethernet networks

Patches from hub to distribution panel

Connects workstation to wall outlet

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Cable Jacket Type PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Cable Type Snagless
Fire Rating CM Rated
Number of Conductors 4 pair UTP
Performance
Cable Rating CAT5e - 350 MHz
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - RJ-45 Male
Connector B 1 - RJ-45 Male
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 2 m [6.6 ft]
Color Gray
Conductor Type Stranded Copper
Product Length 2 m [6.6 ft]
Product Weight 76 g [2.7 oz]
Wire Gauge 24 AWG
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 85 g [3 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2m Gray Snagless Cat5e UTP Patch Cable

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

In order to work properly, straight-through Ethernet cables must be terminated with the same pin configurations on either end. Two different wiring standards exist for wired Ethernet: T568A (A wiring) and T568B (B wiring). A and B wiring offer the same electrical properties and either standard can be used. StarTech.com uses the T568B wiring standard for all of the straight-through Ethernet cables.

Note: For more information about the differences between straight-through and crossover Ethernet cables, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_straight_through_vs_crossover.  

Wiring Pinout Table

Pin T568A T568B
1 white/green white/orange
2 green orange
3 white/orange white/green
4 blue blue
5 white/blue white/blue
6 orange green
7 white/brown white/brown
8 brown brown

 

StarTech.com offers two similar types of network patch cables: molded and snagless. The difference between these cables is the style of the RJ-45 terminations and not the cable technology, as both types of cables offer the same performance.

Molded cables are the most universally used cables. The RJ-45 connectors have a molded boot that joins the connector to the cable, and the RJ-45 connector's lock is unprotected. They are typically used in applications where there are not many insertion cycles (they are not unplugged and plugged back in often), like in a hard-to-access space.

Snagless cables have a modified boot when compared to molded cables. The boot on a snagless cable has a small flap that protects the RJ-45 connector's lock from being snapped off easily. They are typically used in applications where there are high insertion cycles, like an easy-to-access space.

Although both types of cables offer the same performance, in some cases, one type of cable is preferred over another.

For examples of some applications and the recommended cable, see the following table:

Application Recommended cable
Laptop to wall jack Snagless
Cable road kit Snagless
Patch panel Molded
Rackmount servers Molded

 

Different categories of UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cabling were created for better performance in certain applications. As a general rule, the higher the category number, the higher the noise reduction and lower attenuation, and consequently the higher the bandwidth. For example, CAT6 can handle higher data rates at longer distances than CAT5 can. Newer categories have been added since the original revision to achieve these higher data rates.

The most widely used cable for Ethernet is CAT5e, which is good for most gigabit Ethernet applications. StarTech.com offers CAT5e, CAT6, and CAT6a Ethernet cables.

Any cable type can be used in any application as long as it meets the transfer speeds required for the application.

The following table compares the UTP cable categories:

Category Typical Application Maximum frequency Maximum length for application
CAT5 10/100 Mbps Ethernet 100 Mhz

100 meters for 100BASE-T

CAT5e

10/100/Gigabit Ethernet

100 MHz

100 meters for 1000BASE-T

CAT6 Gigabit Ethernet 250 MHz

100 meters for 1000BASE-T

CAT6a 10-Gigabit Ethernet 500 MHz

100 meters for 10GBASE-T

Note: The performance of any UTP cable is dependent on the length used and how the cable is terminated.

Patch cables can come in two different wiring applications: straight-through and crossover. The type of cable that is required depends on the application. Straight-through Ethernet cables are the most commonly used.

Cable type Typical application
Straight-through
  • Between a computer and a modem, router, or switch
  • CAT5/CAT6 peripheral extenders
  • Between other dissimilar networking equipment
Crossover
  • Between two computers
  • Between two similar networking devices

Crossover cables use two different wiring standards: one end uses the T568A wiring standard, and the other end uses the T568B wiring standard. To determine if you have a straight-through or crossover cable, compare the Ethernet cables to see if the colors are wired in the same order on each end. For more information on Ethernet wiring standards, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_a_vs_b_pinout.

Many modern network devices support Auto MDI-X, which automatically negotiates which wiring standard is required. For example, a computer with Auto MDI-X can use either a straight-through or crossover cable for any application.

Two different wiring standards exist for wired Ethernet: T568A (A wiring) and T568B (B wiring). The straight-through patch cables offered by StarTech.com adhere to the T568B standard.

For more information on straight-through versus crossover Ethernet cables, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_straight_through_vs_crossover.

For more information on Ethernet wiring, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_a_vs_b_pinout.

Stranded Ethernet cables are flexible and are often used as patch cables, short cables that are ideal for connecting a computer to a wall outlet or to a router.  Solid Ethernet cables are rigid but have better signal strength.  These cables are ideal for use behind walls and in longer cable runs.