The first thing you should know, is that both Cat5e and Cat6 Cables are capable of Gigabit Ethernet. Cat6 physically has another twist per inch in the making of the cable. Some cat6 cabling will even have a separate piece inside the cable to keep the strands separate. This is not part of the spec, but it's a bonus. The second thing is the signal to noise ratio. Cat6 is less noisy than Cat5e. Although it may not be noticeable to you, it can be to your computer. During the transmission of data between the network, some data packets can be corrupted or lost. This requires the information to be resent. The better the signal to noise ratio, the less errors or packet loss there will be.
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