What ethernet cables should I use?
Brant Andrews last edited by Brant Andrews
I am installing new ethernet cables to support a new WIFI set-up. I have cable internet service at 100 mps through a Netgear CM600 cable modem. I will be using 2 of the Amplifi HD routers, in a MESH set-up, with an ethernet backhaul. I'm fine with overpaying a bit to get better ethernet cables, so that I can upgrade the speed later on. What ethernet cables (6, 6a, 7, etc) specifically (what brand, if you have a preference) should I install on:
- Modem to first Amplifi HD router (located in utility room with the main electrical panel)
- First Amplifi HD router to second Amplifi HD router (RAMP)
- First Amplifi HD router to Samsung Smart TV (for streaming)
I assume all of these should be straight cables and not crossover cables. I am thinking that shielded cables are not necessary.
I like the flat cables, but I understand those don't make 90 degree turns very easy.
Thank you in advance.
Victor Dusovic last edited by Victor Dusovic
I just re-wired my UniFi system with Cat 6 cables purchased from Amazon. Monoprice and tripplite mostly. All worked very well. Most modern network switches are auto sensing so I wouldn’t think you need to worry about crossover cables. Actually had a Cat 5 cable which was mounted thru walls and was getting Gbe speeds. Any cable rated Cat 5e or better will guarantee Gbe...Hope that helps.