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Netduma Iain

WTF is lag?

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Does the type or length of ethernet cable add to lag?

Short answer is no. So long as you're using a solid copper Ethernet and not a super cheap CCA you'll never have issues.

 

Solid copper just refers to the little wires being solid copper instead of copper clad aluminum (CCA).

 

I personally use a cat6 just because it's more reliable. Ethernet cable is tested pretty tough. Even the amount of twist in the pairs is important as the twist lets the wires communicate with one another.

 

The only issues with length are that the longer it is the better chance for damage. Damage effects the signal which will bring lag

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I will add that lengths under 100m (328') are usable for residential. I don't know weight except that anytime I tested an experimental length I had to coil up exactly 328' to test which could pass the full range of testing. After that I'd test full lengths of 2000' going through about a fourth of the testing values because that length can't pass all the tests

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