Cat5, also known as an ethernet cable is one of the most common cables in terms of networking.
It is most commonly used to connect a device such as a PC, Laptop or IPTV set top box to a router which gives the devices internet capabilities.
A Cat5 cable is made up of 4 twisted pairs with an RJ-45 connector on each end. A Cat5 cable has a maximum length of 100 metres before it needs to be boosted, to avoid network issues.
This picture shows an RJ45 connector which plugs into your devices / router.
Using a wired connection via a Cat5 cable is much more reliable and often provides higher transfer speed. However, it’s not always convenient as a wire needs to be ran between devices.
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