You might be asking “What Is The Maximum Supported Throughput Of A Cat6 Cable?” is, alright, in this article I am going to give you the answer of your question and also going to explain that.

The maximum supported throughput of a cat6 cable is 10Gbps. We use different types of cables to connect to different devices. Typically, the most common cable is Twisted or coaxial cable. All these are using depending on the network topology, hardware, software, or network size. All these connections belong to the physical layer. Let us know the different category cables with their maximum supported throughput. The different bandwidth separates the twisted pair into different categories and classes. Usually, there are two main standards. They are

  1. ISO(International ISO standard)
  2. American TIA/EIA standard

The ISO uses the classes like class A, class B, class C and so. The TIA/EIA uses CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6e, and so on. Let us discuss each of the categories in detail.

CAT 3 ( Category 3)

CAT 3 is mainly used for a telephone system. These are get terminated with the RJ 11 connectors. The RJ 11 connectors are the four-wire connector. It is mainly used to connect the telephone types of equipment. But, relating to the networking, the RJ11 connector is used to connect the computers to the local area network. The local area network passes through the computer modem. The maximum throughput for CAT 3 is 10 Mbps.

CAT 5e ( Category 5)

The CAT 5e uses the modern ethernet network. The CAT5e is the enhanced version of the CAT5 cable, with a maximum bandwidth of 100MHz, and can also support gigabit ethernet.

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CAT 6(Category 6)

CAT 6 is capable of transmitting with a higher frequency of 250 MHz. It can reduce the crosstalk and they can reliably transmit the data with 10 gigabits. The CAT 6 supports with the maximum speed of 10 Gbps under 100 meters cable length. The shielded twisted pair version of the CAT 6 is CAT 7.