If the cat5 was installed within spec and has not been damaged or degraded over the years you probably wouldn't see a noticeable improvement for internet usage. If you are performing large file transfers between computers and have a router with gigabit ports then you might see a noticeable difference.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
It probably won't restrict your speeds to the internet since those are less than 100Mbps, but it might do so within your home's wired network if you have other gigabit devices. To "talk" gigabit speeds, you need gigabit devices at both ends of the line.
Cat5 works well. I have 4 xbox 360's connected via Cat5 and there is no lag.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
- Southern, IL
YES CAT 5 will be fine your cable modem will limit speed not the cable unless it is very long or damaged
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
- Buckeye AZ
Newer technology is always better,but if your pc/laptop is older don't waste your money on the cat6 cable.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Cat 6 would be great, but not a necessity.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
- DeLand, Florida
Cat5, 5e, and 6 for all practical purposes are the same. Meaning, for residential use. Where 6 becomes a necessity, is in idustrial applications with long runs. For the average home, you're likely not going to have a run over 100ft, let alone 300ft or 100meters which is the limit for cat5 cabling. Chances are also that your cable model, dsl modem or otherwise does not have a gigabit port on it, it's probably 10/100...so cat6 is not going to gain you anything. save your money.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago