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Category 5 Ethernet network cabling. (CAT 5 Enhanced.)

The CAT5E standard allows for transmission speeds of up to 1000mbps, i.e. giga-bit Ethernet. There is little real difference in the cabling standards between CAT5 and CAT5E, the standards for CAT5E being only a little more stringent over CAT5. CAT6 gives a more stringent standard for 1000mbps Ethernet network cabling.

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