Time Capsule/MBP and cabling question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by winty03, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. winty03 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I am looking to purchase a new MBP (when they release the refresh) and the new TC. What cabling should I buy to keep the Gigabit network? I was looking into the Cat6 and Cat6a standards, but have read both good and bad on STP and UTP cabling. Does anyone have suggestions to go either way on this setup? I have heard that some STP cabling the shielding slows the signal and of course UTP doesn't protect from crosstalk. Main purpose is to keep up the speed and of course minimize crosstalk and or lost packets. Any suggestions?
  2. Toeside macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    There's no reason to go with shielded twisted pair if you are running the cable inside.

    Also, CAT5e is sufficient, per spec, for running Gigabit up to 100 meters.

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