Cat6 ethernet cable is fine, yeah?

Wie Gehts

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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 :)
 

steamboat26

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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.
 

Eraserhead

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Recent (since mid 2005) Macs have special ethernet ports which don't require crossover cables.
 

Wie Gehts

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

Thanks for your help guys :):):)