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New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

I'm almost at the stage where I need to run the cabling drops for new construction home, and wanted to see which cable to go with for the entire home?

 

Between Cat6 cable and Cat 7 cable?

 

I would like the best option to have excellent high speeds throughout the entire house


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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

You may be focusing on the wrong element. If all you want is

Gb wired Internet, CAT5e is adequate for a home setting. If

you want to future-proof for 10Gb--which may be incredible

overkill for a home--CAT7 will do that. So will fiber!

 

But for 'excellent speeds'--if you mean WiFi speeds--that

requires high-grade access points properly mounted on

ceilings, spaced properly for the environment, and tuned

correctly. Those are beyond the cable used.   Dave


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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

Cat5e or Cat6 would be fine. Cat5e will do gig as long as under 100m length. Cat6 is guaranteed to do gig, where Cat5e is not guaranteed but if
under the 100m lenght will do just fine, we use it all the time for our gig wireless nodes (outdoor shielded cat5e). Cat7 would be over kill and pricey.
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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

Hello @Antwon31,


CAT6 or CAT6A would be more then enough.

 

 

Regards,

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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

You may be focusing on the wrong element. If all you want is

Gb wired Internet, CAT5e is adequate for a home setting. If

you want to future-proof for 10Gb--which may be incredible

overkill for a home--CAT7 will do that. So will fiber!

 

But for 'excellent speeds'--if you mean WiFi speeds--that

requires high-grade access points properly mounted on

ceilings, spaced properly for the environment, and tuned

correctly. Those are beyond the cable used.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
> Ubiquiti Certified Trainer [UCT] for:
     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

I am on my second house that I wired throughout with Cat5e and I've had zero issues with gigabit everywhere I want it. You should probably stay away from copper clad aluminum and stick with solid copper, but that said I've never had any issues with CCA where I've used it.

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Re: New Home Network Setup for Unifi hardware

Your right Dave. I will stick with the 10GB wired network
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