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Question: What's the difference between Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6? Can I use one in place of another?
Answer: The difference is in the bandwith ratings. Cat 5e has a higher bandwidth than Cat 5. Cat 6 has a higher rating than Cat 5e.
They all use RJ45 connectors and are usually interchangeable depending on the bandwidth requirements of your devices.
Question: What's the difference between UTP and STP? Are these cables shielded?
Answer: UTP stands for Unshielded Twisted Pairs.
STP stands for Shielded Twisted Pairs.
The ethernet standard uses data packet transmission and error correction. Unlike streaming data transmission, this standard simply buffers and repeats until it has a complete instruction set which compensates data transmission errors.
Since UTP was cheaper in the beginning, it generally became the standard. If you are using the cables for ethernet connections, either should work. If you are using for a stream data system like video transmission, the shielded cable should be used.
Question: Is this cable solid or stranded?