Cat5e UTP Ethernet Crossover Cable 2m - Grey

Code: A37AW

  • Two metre cable for the connection of two computer systems without the need of a network switch or internet router
  • 100MHz Cat5e cable provides support for 1Gbps networks, allowing for data transfer rates of up to a distance of 100m
  • Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks
  • Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) structure, cancels out interference from external sources
  • Fitted, unshielded, eight position eight contact (8P8C) RJ45 connectors with strain relief boots for use with Ethernet ports
  • DHCP compliant

Product details

Cat5e UTP Ethernet Crossover Cable 2m - Grey

• Two metre cable for the connection of two computer systems without the need of a network switch or internet router
• 100MHz Cat5e cable provides support for 1Gbps networks, allowing for data transfer rates of up to a distance of 100m
• Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks
• Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) structure, cancels out interference from external sources
• Fitted, unshielded, eight position eight contact (8P8C) RJ45 connectors with strain relief boots for use with Ethernet ports
• DHCP compliant

What is a Cat5e cable?
A form of cable used in structured networking, category 5e (Cat5e) see a significant improvement over standard Cat 5 cabling. Cat5e cables have a tighter unshielded twisted pair, which further improves reduced signal noise and crosstalk from other close proximity cables. A transmission frequency of 100MHz means that these cables are capable sending a signal over a run of 100 metres, with a maximum data transfer rate of up to 1000Mbps.
Cat5e crossover cables are backwards compatible with 10Base-T (10Mbps) and 100Base-TX (100Mbps) networks.

Do I need an Ethernet crossover cable?
An Ethernet crossover cable is typically used in networking to allow communication between two Ethernet devices of the same type. An example would be allowing two computers to create a local area network (LAN) for transferring files without the need of a network switch or internet router. Ethernet crossover cables have other uses, such as connecting two or more network switches together – which increases the number of devices supported on a single network.
For connecting devices such as games consoles or desktop computer systems to a router or a switch, a standard Ethernet patch cable is used.

Specifications
Cable designation CAT 5e Crossover
Cable length 2 m
Max data transfer rate 1000Mbps
Connection type RJ45 (8P8C)
Shielded/Unshielded Unshielded
Wire gauge 24AWG
Cable colour Grey

what is difference between cat5E and cat6 and are they interchangeable

Asked by: NigelD
The main difference is transmission rate. Cat6 has better noise protection and an increased bandwidth meaning a faster overall speed covering a greater distance before any speed loss is observed. Cat6 is backwards compatible, so any application where a Cat5e cable is suggested or currently used will work fine with a Cat6, but due to the speed differences it may not always work the other way round.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-07-22
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