Why Network Cabling Irvine
- Network Cabling Irvine has been the leading Network Cabling Company in Irvine for over 10 years and it has over 100 successful installations.
- With our top of the line equipment and our honest and dedicated technicians who can cater their services flawlessly, you can’t ask for more.
- Network Cabling Irvine makes the network cabling installation process simpler and easier for you.
- The truth is that Network Cabling doesn’t have to be stressful. Our expertise and experience will take the stress out of your installation.
- A cabling contractor is your first line of expertise and protection in the field of Network Cabling.
- If you need network cabling, data cabling, fiber optic cabling, or audio/video cabling Network Cabling Irvine can guarantee your full satisfaction with our services.
- Our network cabling services are essential to bringing your business the state of the art communication technology you need.
- Network wiring in a nut shell starts with architecture and putting together the proper pieces of the puzzle to meet your business needs. We can do this with you.
- Network Cabling Irvine can satisfy any cabling and phone installation need you have with a timely and efficient installation process.
- We have the best network cabling team in Irvine, so take the stress out of your project and give us a call to get started.
How To Choose Between Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 Cable for Your Network
So, you are installing network cabling and aren’t sure what cabling is right for you? What do all these terms really mean and how do I choose and do I care? All the cables appear similar on the outside, which cabling do I choose?
Cat5 cable will enable your computer or network of computers to handle from 10Mps to 100Mps throughput. Cat5e is an upgrade to Cat5 and will enable the data network to handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cat5e is backward compatible and will support the same networks as CAT5 cabling.
Note: Cat5e cable has now become the standard.
Although Cat5e will conduct Gigabit Ethernet, Cat6 is certified to conduct Gigabit Ethernet. It achieves better throughput in extreme environments that have lots of interference ie power lines, manufacturing gear and lighting. We are seeing a number network data cabling installations shift from Cat5e to Cat6 in the past year. A frequent question we are hearing is, do I really require Cat6 and gigabit put thru? The price difference is enough to make me think twice.
Will Cat6 be the intelligent choice for your network? First, let’s ask a few qualifying questions, about your network.
- Do you use an internal server that hosts databases or do you transfer large files?
- Do you only use the data-network connection in company for internet browsing?
- Do you have a VOIP phone system?
It is becoming the standard for the average business to utilize a T-1 for internet connectivity or greater from their provider eg AT&T, Verizon. A normal T-1 link is 1.5Mbit/s, so if the focus of your internet usage is just browsing, the 100Mbit/s with Cat5e cable should not delay or slow the data network from working properly.
If you use a VOIP telephone system, remember each individual voice conversation only represents 64kb. On a Cat5e cable that supports 100Mbit/s, you can actually handle up to 1562 conversations at one time across each Cat5e cable.
Unless you are transferring large files internally, Cat5e capability and effectiveness would be sufficient and suffice with VOIP systems. If the phone system is analog or digital then the phones operate on a single pair of wires, and using the same type of Cat5e cabling suffices. Note: your company if using a digital or analog phone system would have qty 1 Cat5e connection for voice traffic and qty 1 Cat5e connection for data traffic.
However, with internal usage of transferring of large files (documents) or demanding applications hosted on the server, or needing real time effectiveness internally, you will want to install a Cat6 cable for your network.