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Category 6 Cable
Cat 6- Category - 6, (ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1) is a cable
standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols
that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and
Category 3 cable standards. Cat-6 features more
stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise.
The cable standard provides performance of up to 250
MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and
1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet). It is expected to suit the
10GBASE-T (10Gigabit Ethernet) standard, although with
limitations on length if unshielded Cat 6 cable is used.

The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just
like earlier copper cable standards. Although Cat-6 is
sometimes made with 23 gauge wire, this is not a
requirement; the ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-1 specification states
the cable may be made with 22 to 24 AWG gauge wire,
so long as the cable meets the specified testing
standards. When used as a patch cable, Cat-6 is
normally terminated in 8P8C modular connectors, often
incorrectly referred to as "RJ-45" electrical connectors.
Some Cat-6 cables are too large and may be difficult to
attach to 8P8C connectors without a special modular
piece and are technically not standard compliant. If
components of the various cable standards are
intermixed, the performance of the signal path will be
limited to that of the lowest category. As with all cables
defined by TIA/EIA-568-B, the maximum allowed length
of a Cat-6 horizontal cable is 90 meters (295 feet). A
complete channel (horizontal cable plus cords on either
end) is allowed to be up to 100 meters in length,
depending upon the ratio of cord length:horizontal cable

The cable is terminated in either the T568A scheme or
the T568B scheme. It doesn't make any difference which
is used, as they are both straight through (pin 1 to 1, pin
2 to 2, etc). Mixing T568A-terminated patch cords with
T568B-terminated horizontal cables (or the reverse) does
not produce pinout problems in a facility. Although it may
very slightly degrade signal quality, this effect is marginal
and certainly no greater than that produced by mixing
cable brands in-channel. To connect two Ethernet units of
the same type and function in a peer-to-peer connection
(Personal Computer to Personal Computer, or hub to hub,
for example) a cross over cable should be used, though
some modern hardware can utilize either type of cable
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