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Cat6, Cat6a & Cat 5e Cabling Toronto

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Citadel offers a full set of professional network cabling services for homes & businesses. Our Technicians provide a full range of services including network cable installation, network cable certification, replacement, terminations, wiring, and patch panel installations.

 

We work with all kinds of network cables with Cat6, Cat6a and Cat5e are the cables that we work with most often.

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What is the difference between Cat6, Cat6a, and Cat 5e cabling?

When it comes to network cabling, there are a few different types of cables that you can choose from. Cat6 cabling is one of the most popular options for both home and business networks. Cat5e cabling is also a popular choice, but not as common as Cat6. When it comes to Cat6a cables, they are becoming more popular in home networking due to the increased speeds that they offer.
 

  • Cat6 cables are made of four twisted pairs of copper wire that are wrapped in an outer jacket. The wires are twisted to help reduce crosstalk, which is interference from other wires in the cable. 
     

  • Cat6a cables are similar to Cat6 cables, but they have thicker insulation to help reduce crosstalk even further. 
     

  • Cat5e cables are made of four twisted pairs of copper wire, but the wires are not as tightly twisted as they are in Cat6 cables. This means that Cat5e cables have more crosstalk than Cat6 cables. 

Cat5e vs Cat6 Network Cable Wiring Diagram

What our Clients Say

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Angela Wilson
Hyundai

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I am so happy I chose Citadel as the company of choice for my camera installation. The team was super responsive to my emails and answered all of my questions promptly. The installation and setup was nice, quick and clean once complete. We were educated afterwards about the system's components which was an additional bonus. Overall it was a pleasure to work with Citadel and I would 100% recommend the company.

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How do you Know Which Type of Network Cabling to Choose for your Business?

Our structured cable installation services are executed according to the data cabling standards and are used in multiple industries, including:

  • Office Network Cabling - we are often hired to help with cabling a new office location or a company relocation from installing a network system to backbone cables and more.
     

  • Home Network Cabling Installation - residential network cabling services from installing a new ethernet port, replacing current network cables to upgrading WiFi in your home office.
     

  • Data Center Structured cabling - maximize ROI and uptime, because cables are neat, installed in an orderly manner, and there will be less confusion during system upgrades and moves.
     

  • Network cabling for warehouses & manufacturing facilities - turn your plant into an integrated system by implementing a server solution connected to access points, security camera monitoring, access control systems and more.
     

  • Network cabling for car dealerships - large facilities like car dealerships or warehouses combine a large space with office requirements, generally need powerful internet access point systems, security cameras and access control systems of multiple doors. 

Which Type of Network Cable Should you Choose?

What are the benefits of using Cat6, Cat6a, or Cat 5e cabling?

  • Cat5e Network Cables - high-quality Cat5e cables are an affordable and reliable way to build your network. These low-cost, high-performance network cables were the first 1 Gigabit cable type available on today's market! They also come in 24 gauge which provides for EtherNet up 328 feet with no problems at all - perfect if you don't need more than that length because it will just get pricey having extra copper wire installed throughout every room of our home or office space anyway.

  • Cat6 Cables - Cat6 network cables offer Gigabit Ethernet up to 100 meters and typically utilize a 23-gauge conductor which equates to around 0.0226 inches in diameter per wire, making them ideal for high-speed networks like the 10GBit network (though they have similar limitations). With increased performance advantages including reduced signal loss compared with Cat5e or even earlier standards such as the allowance of two-way communication on each pair due to their tighter twist design - these new longer-distance options are surely worth considering when it comes time to make your buildings more modern!

 

  • Cat6a Cables - Cat6a Network Cables are an augmented version of the first generation Cat-series cables and the most advanced Ethernet cable on this list. Like its counterparts, it's 23 gauge with tight winding wires that offer less cross talk or signal loss compared to previous versions while still maintaining a large frequency bandwidth for 500 MHz--double what you can get from cat5e/cata06 at a mere 100 ft range! This means businesses should consider opting out old legacy technologies like those promoted by "Cat 5," which only offers 10 Gbps per second no matter how far away they are installed. Due to the higher speed & functionality of Cat6a cabling, the price is significantly higher than Cat5e and Cat6 cabling.

What is the difference between Cat6, Cat6a, and Cat 5e cabling?

When it comes to network cabling, there are a few different types of cables that you can choose from. Cat6 cabling is one of the most popular options for both home and business networks. Cat5e cabling is also a popular choice, but not as common as Cat6. When it comes to Cat6a cables, they are becoming more popular in home networking due to the increased speeds that they offer.
 

  • Cat6 cables are made of four twisted pairs of copper wire that are wrapped in an outer jacket. The wires are twisted to help reduce crosstalk, which is interference from other wires in the cable. 
     

  • Cat6a cables are similar to Cat6 cables, but they have thicker insulation to help reduce crosstalk even further. 
     

  • Cat5e cables are made of four twisted pairs of copper wire, but the wires are not as tightly twisted as they are in Cat6 cables. This means that Cat5e cables have more crosstalk than Cat6 cables. 

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