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Is CAT6 Home Network Cabling Suitable for Computers and Phone?
CAT6 home network cabling is not only suitable for home computer and phones, it is the best possible choice. CAT6 network cabling is an upgrade from the CAT5 systems that used to dominate home and office networking. Over the years, especially with the advent of Gigabit Ethernet access, CAT5 has become outdated. Before you start worrying that your new CAT6 network cabling is going to be outdated in a year, however, remember that CAT5 was the standard for far more than 10 years. CAT6 network cabling should be current for at least another decade and likely beyond that.
What makes CAT6 home network cabling so suitable for computer networks, even in the age of wireless, is the speed of the cable and the security it provides. With a wireless connection, there are always concerns about security. CAT6 provides a direct connection between the network resources that isn’t available to anyone who isn’t directly plugged into the network. While adding a wireless access point is obviously a convenience that most people will want to include with their home system, you also have the option of separating your networks digitally so that you’re most vital data isn’t accessible over the wireless network.
CAT6 home network
can be run throughout a home, providing a very fast and reliable connection from every room. The cabling can also accommodate home entertainment system hardware and entire home automation schemes, which makes it useful for far more than a computer network. Having all of your network resources run over one type of cabling is a huge advantage where streamlining your system is concerned. A home with older, CAT5 wiring can often be upgraded to CAT6 network cabling without too high an expense. A professional can look at your system and see what would be involved with getting it up to speed for use with this newest technology.
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