Could someone please explain to me in laymens terms what the difference or more importantly the best cables to use for modem to router or modem to computer, I read about cat5 , cat6 etc, but don't really understand the difference. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
There are also physical differences in the construction of the cable itself beyond different wire grades, and, the connectors used on Cat 6 cables are very efficient compared to Cat 5e connectors. Overall, the Cat 6 cable is simply a better built cable compared to its Cat 5e cousin. The end result is lower electrical losses through the cable and its connectors and overall, better electrical performance.