Help required as to what type Cat5e cable this is ?

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by golfer1, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. golfer1

    golfer1 New Member

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    Cat 5e cable is normally in twisted pairs, but this cable does not have twisted pairs, is it worth using to connect my router to set top box ?
     

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  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    That isn't Cat5E even though it's stamped as such. How does it expect to be 'UTP' without any twisted pairs?

    Most of that would be used for phone wiring, you won't get any sort of acceptable performance out of Ethernet if you could even sync up due to crosstalk.

    Also, the colors don't even adhere to the TIA standards.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA/EIA-568
     
  3. travisg96

    travisg96 New Member

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    Maybe it is for use in a HVAC or security system
     
  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Yeah, looks more like low voltage cable for use in HVAC applications.
     
  5. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    It's more for phone/security systems. I have a bunch and plan on using it for speakers. My best friend's dad who worked at a phone company used the same stuff for his surround sound.
     

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