What is the difference between CAT5e and CAT6?
Category 5e cable is an enhanced version of Category 5 that adheres to more stringent standards. It is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gigabit per second).
Category 6 cable was designed to perform at frequencies of up to 250 MHz and offers higher performance for better transmission of data at speeds up to 1000 Mbps. Some properly installed Category 6 cable will also support 10 Gigabit speeds, but likely with limitations on length.