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Do I need specific RJ45 for Cat 6?
Knowledge Base + 2024.01.12

Yes, when working with Cat 6 (Category 6) Ethernet cables, it is recommended to use specific RJ45 connectors that are designed to support the performance specifications of Cat 6 cabling. The RJ45 connector is the modular connector commonly used for Ethernet connections.

Cat 6 cables are designed to support higher data transfer rates and have stricter specifications for crosstalk and system noise compared to lower categories like Cat 5e. To ensure that your Cat 6 cable performs optimally, it's important to use connectors that are specifically rated for Cat 6.

These connectors are often labeled as Cat 6 or Cat 6a connectors, indicating that they meet the performance standards required for Cat 6 cables. Using the appropriate connectors helps maintain the integrity of the signal and ensures that your network operates at the desired speeds.