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Cable Between Modem to router Wifi6 (not WIFI 6e or not Orbi)

davidk1952
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Cable Between Modem to router Wifi6 (not WIFI 6e or not Orbi)

What is the proper ethernet cable to use between a cable modem and wifi 6 router? With Downloads and uploads now reaching 1gb and more makes me wonder what the cable to the router should be.   I have Spectrum Cable,  the modem to the router is cat 5 ...  back when speeds were  much slower I can understand... but now you can get fiber at 1gb up and 1gb down.. but think about it...  a Cat 5 cable max is 100mbps?     To use a Cat 5e cable seems like a good  idea but I do not see anything on either the modem or router that specifies the connection or the cable... I beleive my R7500 came with a small cat 5 cable only.    Any thoughts?

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Kitsap
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Re: Cable Between Modem to router Wifi6 (not WIFI 6e or not Orbi)


@davidk1952 wrote:

What is the proper ethernet cable to use between a cable modem and wifi 6 router? With Downloads and uploads now reaching 1gb and more makes me wonder what the cable to the router should be.   I have Spectrum Cable,  the modem to the router is cat 5 ...  back when speeds were  much slower I can understand... but now you can get fiber at 1gb up and 1gb down.. but think about it...  a Cat 5 cable max is 100mbps?     To use a Cat 5e cable seems like a good  idea but I do not see anything on either the modem or router that specifies the connection or the cable... I beleive my R7500 came with a small cat 5 cable only.    Any thoughts?


Check on Amazon if you can.  Ethernet Cat 6 or Cat 6a will work well.

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davidk1952
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Re: Cable Between Modem to router Wifi6 (not WIFI 6e or not Orbi)

Thanks,  I will check it out

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plemans
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Re: Cable Between Modem to router Wifi6 (not WIFI 6e or not Orbi)

You might even just check what link rate its negotiating. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24222/How-do-I-display-Internet-port-statistics-on-my-Nighthawk-router

 

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