Cat5e or Cat6?

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Cat5e or Cat6?

What do all of these different Cats mean?

Cat 5
Category 5 was standardised in 1995 and will support LANs requiring speeds of up to 100Mbit/s Ethernet. Cat 5 has a 100MHz classification.

Cat 5e
Category 5e was introduced to take account of new requirements introduced with Gigabit Ethernet and ATM (155MBit/s). Category 5e will provide LAN speeds of up to 1000MBit/s. Cat 5e also has a 100MHz Classification.

Cat 6
Category 6 is currently the highest performing copper cabling solution available. An investment in a category 6 cabling system will provide plenty of headroom for future bandwidth requirements. Cat 6 has a 200MHz Classification.