Cabling

Ethernet Cabling

What is Ethernet Cabling?

Connecting servers to other IT infrastructure, forming the communications network

Ethernet cabling is a popular choice for wired networks.

The way in which Ethernet works is that it allows each of the connected devices to communicate between each other.

This communication is conducted as a result of a set of established rules, which are known as a network protocol.

Ethernet cables are used to connect devices within a Local Area Network (LAN), these devices include:

  • PC’s
  • Routers
  • Switches

 

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Discussing the categories and their features

Types of ethernet cables

There are many different categories of Ethernet cable that may be used within your system, but our expert engineers will be able to recommend the right cable for your needs. Below you can find the different Cat cables and some of their features.

Cat 5e cables

Cat 5e, or Cat 5 enhanced, took over from Cat 5 as the standard cable used in network infrastructure. The most basic of Ethernet cables, it’s designed to offer a consistent connection that can support speeds up to 1GB/s.

Cat 6 cables

Cat 6 is the next step up, supporting the same speed but with a higher bandwidth allowance. This extra bandwidth helps to make transfer, upload or download times faster, making it perfect for businesses that use those features frequently.

Cat 6a cables

Offering a much larger jump in speed and bandwidth from Cat 6 than Cat 5e to Cat 6, this cable can support up to 10GB/s of speed and 500MHz bandwidth. Featuring extensive shielding, interference is eliminated almost entirely too.

Cat 7 cables

Cat 7 offers the same speed capabilities as Cat 6a but has a 100MHz higher bandwidth cap. If your business is frequently downloading or uploading large files, this additional bandwidth can be key.

Cat 7a cables

If your business has advanced requirements, then this might be the option for you. Cat 7 augmented (Cat 7a) offers the same speeds of 10GB/s but boasts a whopping 1000MHz bandwidth. The average user likely won’t need something as extensive as this, but the option is there for businesses who are very heavy-duty internet users.

Take a few moments to read all the information on Direct Internet Access provided across this page and our related insight pages, watch the short video clip, download our white paper and then please get in touch with us.

We would love the opportunity to discuss your individual business requirements with you further, please contact Data Installation & Supplies on 01274 869 099 or info@disnorth.com.

What Are
The Benefits?

Security

Due to the wired connection ethernet can provide complete control over who has access as a result of this it doesn’t require encryption.

High Quality

Ethernet cables offer high quality connections, as the bandwidth is not distributed between connected devices and as it is wired will remain consistent.

Speed

Ethernet offers high speed connectivity, due to the single connection and is often much faster than wireless connections.

Security

Due to the wired connection ethernet can provide complete control over who has access as a result of this it doesn’t require encryption.

High Quality

Ethernet cables offer high quality connections, as the bandwidth is not distributed between connected devices and as it is wired will remain consistent.

Speed

Ethernet offers high speed connectivity, due to the single connection and is often much faster than wireless connections.

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Understanding

Data Installation & Supplies strive to fully understand the challenges faced by our customers.

We will discuss exactly what has led your business to consider implementing a new, or improved solution, liaising in depth to discover the driving force for the business.

Designing

Following our complete understanding of the challenges or the resolution you’re aiming for we can discuss appropriate solutions.

Whether this be offering a resolution to assist an existing problem and advise of the changes that are required, or an original solution for something your business is looking to achieve.


Planning

When the design is agreed and your business is completely satisfied with our proposed solutions then contracts will be signed.

We will take full control of the project, liaising with both your business and any service providers who will carry out surveys and any external aspects such as line installations.

Supporting

We pride ourselves on our support contracts, which are tailored to meet your specific business requirements.

Our Support contracts cover Hardware Support, Software Support, Physical Security Support and Planned Preventative Maintenance.

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