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Old 07-11-2021, 20:55   #1
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Mixing Network cables

Does it matter if a mix of Cat 7 and Cat 8 network cables are used in a setup.

Currently the majority of my network cables are cat 7 but i wish to move my router further away from my modem and the only longer cable i have us Cat 8, I'm just wondering if it will cause any speed issues on my internet?

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Re: Mixing Network cables

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Does it matter if a mix of Cat 7 and Cat 8 network cables are used in a setup.

Currently the majority of my network cables are cat 7 but i wish to move my router further away from my modem and the only longer cable i have us Cat 8, I'm just wondering if it will cause any speed issues on my internet?

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Should have no adverse effect at all.
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Old 08-11-2021, 02:38   #3
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Re: Mixing Network cables

Is your Network really 10G ?

Cat 7 is for 10Gbps, Cat 8 is for 25Gbps(+).
99% of home networks don't need either, as Cat 6a will do (it also handles 10G).
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Re: Mixing Network cables

My network will be upgraded to 10G next year.

The Cat 8 cable was just a cable i had hanging around, I didn't buy it especially.
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Re: Mixing Network cables

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My network will be upgraded to 10G next year.

The Cat 8 cable was just a cable i had hanging around, I didn't buy it especially.
Can I ask why?

What will need such bandwidth?
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Re: Mixing Network cables

We want to be able to transfer large files over the network quicker than We currently can.
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Re: Mixing Network cables

From what to what ?

(and still why, you need to be moving 100's GB for it really to matter)

Also, a faster network wont make your actual storage devices any faster.
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Re: Mixing Network cables

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We want to be able to transfer large files over the network quicker than We currently can.
What storage will you be reading from and writing to on this network?

Unless you have some SSDs in RAID, you won't see the full potential of a 10Gb network, though it will give you lots of wiggle-room for multiple transfers / 'future proofing' (though I hate that phrase).
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