Introduce of Cat 6 Cable
Category 6 cable, commonly regarded as Cat 6, is a standardized twisted pair cable for Gigabit Ethernet and other network physical layers that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards.Compared with Cat 5 and Cat 5e, Cat 6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. There is 8pins in the Cat 6.
Whereas Category 6 cable has a reduced maximum length when used for 10GBASE-T, Category 6A cable (or Augmented Category 6) is characterized to 500 MHz and has improved alien crosstalk characteristics, allowing 10GBASE-T to be run for the same 100 meter distance as previous Ethernet variants.
Category 6 cable can be identified by the printing on the side of the cable sheath.
Cat 6 patch cables are normally terminated in 8P8C modular connectors. If Cat 6 rated patch cables, jacks and connectors are not used with Cat 6 wiring, overall performance is degraded and will not meet Cat 6 performance specifications.
Connectors use either T568A or T568B pin assignments; performance is comparable provided both ends of a cable are terminated identically.