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I stream 1080p movies from Vudo using my Panasonic BlueRay Player connected to my Cable Modem using a Cat 6 cable.


I am relocating my computer which will require a 25' Cat 6 cable. Is there any advantage in this situation to use a Cat 6A cable instead of a Cat 6?
 

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Cat6 should only be used in 100 meters maximum length (end-to-end) when using 10/100/1000 BASE-T. Max length is 55 meters 10GBASE-T.

Cat6a is good up to 100 meters for 10GBASE-T.


So.... if you're using 10GBASE-T with an (end-to-end) maximum length which exceeds 55 meters then you need Cat 6a. If not, then you can use Cat 6 or even cat 5e depending on your network layout.


You mention 25' so you can probably just use Cat 5e unless you're using 10GBASE-T.
 

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It's a very simple set up. 1 meter cat6 from the computer to an A/B switch and then 7.6 Meters from the A/B switch to the BluRay player then HDMI to the TV. Only thing I move through this set up is 1080p movies from Vudo. So it sounds like the Cat 6 will be fine???
 

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Originally Posted by pwaug  /t/1520825/cat-6-or-6a#post_24439038


It's a very simple set up. 1 meter cat6 from the computer to an A/B switch and then 7.6 Meters from the A/B switch to the BluRay player then HDMI to the TV. Only thing I move through this set up is 1080p movies from Vudo. So it sounds like the Cat 6 will be fine???

Definitely. Cat 5e will be fine as well.
 

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Originally Posted by pwaug  /t/1520825/cat-6-or-6a/0_20#post_24439038


It's a very simple set up. 1 meter cat6 from the computer to an A/B switch and then 7.6 Meters from the A/B switch to the BluRay player then HDMI to the TV. Only thing I move through this set up is 1080p movies from Vudo. So it sounds like the Cat 6 will be fine???

I have a 70' run of solid core CAT-6 (router to giga-switch) in-wall and it works just fine for streaming anything (VuDU, Hulu+, Netflix, etc).
 
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