CAT6 will still support 10Gbit if the cable length is below 50m
I know cat6 is more future proof...but for the normal use of the users home i think cat5e might be more than enough. Mostly streaming videos off internet and nas drives
Unlikely that security cameras and such will need gig anytime soon..
eh, you can buy unshielded cat6a these days, i'm not sure how much harder that is to install than regular cat6Only for a single, isolated run. Once you start bundling multiple runs together crosstalk between them becomes an issue, and max distance for 10 Gb drops to <40 meters. Cat. 6 has never been specified for 10 Gb. More info.
If you need 10 Gb support, you need Cat. 6a cabling, which is much more expensive and more difficult to install properly than Cat. 6.
forgot to mention this is for my brothers house not mine...so kinda helping out. i will pass the info to him. so if its wwired for cat6 will everything else (patch panel/switches) even from wall to devices need to be on cat6?
Plan on having a new home wired up with cat5e. most of the equipment wthat will be wired are POE devices. Access points and Ip cameras. Any recommendation to where i can buy bulk quality solid cables?
What are you going to use that for? I'm asking because I never even thought of getting that installed, as I stated earlier. For future proofing, I wish I had.
However, in my situation it wouldn't be hard to pull.