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[SOLVED] Ethernet category upgrade?

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Right now I have a cat5e cable along with a factory modem and router, and my internet speeds are around 180mbit/s down and 10mbit/s upload.

Would geting a cat6 or even cat7 cable improve these speeds? Would the factory modem/router be the limiting factor here? Or is it just the isp (COX, in this case)?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Right now I have a cat5e cable along with a factory modem and router, and my internet speeds are around 180mbit/s down and 10mbit/s upload.

Would geting a cat6 or even cat7 cable improve these speeds? Would the factory modem/router be the limiting factor here? Or is it just the isp (COX, in this case)?

Thanks in advance.
Given a fully functioning Cat5e cable, changing that gives you exactly zero speed change.

What speed do you pay the ISP for?
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
Mar 16, 2013
112,077
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154,940
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Right now I have a cat5e cable along with a factory modem and router, and my internet speeds are around 180mbit/s down and 10mbit/s upload.

Would geting a cat6 or even cat7 cable improve these speeds? Would the factory modem/router be the limiting factor here? Or is it just the isp (COX, in this case)?

Thanks in advance.
Given a fully functioning Cat5e cable, changing that gives you exactly zero speed change.

What speed do you pay the ISP for?
 

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