Cat6 ethernet cable is fine, yeah?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wie Gehts, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    I went into best buy to return a router. I have an express coming. But, the ethernet cable that came with the verizon westell dsl modem is not long enough for where I'm gonna stick the express. So while I was in the store I thought I'd get a longer cable. All the ethernet cables were Cat6 (RJ45).

    I did a little research just to make sure. Other than the specs on the cable being a bit overkill for my purposes, its still fine to use with the macbook, right?

    Its a regular cable, not a crossover cable. I mean, the cable that came with the moden is not a crossover, yes?. I search verizon but couldn't find whether it was one or not.

    Thanks :)
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    Yup, thats your one of the better ethernet cables available. Should be plenty fast, my house is wired with CAT5 for Fios, and it's plenty fast. Unless you are running above a gigabit ethernet connection, CAT6 will work great.
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Recent (since mid 2005) Macs have special ethernet ports which don't require crossover cables.
  4. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Ok, then! I'll rip open the plastic case and plug the cable in.

    Thanks for your help guys :):):)
  5. thefnshow macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2007
    cat6 cables are used for gigabit networks...that's what i use

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