Jump to content
AzeRuS94

5ghz vs cat5 (xr500

Recommended Posts

Hello I have a 500/500 connection and for the moment I run out of ethernet cables and the only one is a cat5 that I found today. A cat5 is supposed to only achieve 100mbps, so if use the 5ghz of the xr500 I will have a better connection on my xbox one s as the xbox is very close to the xr500 right? What do I do? Use the 5ghz or the cat5? Thanks in advanced.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, UK_Wildcats_Fans said:

For your console, the quality of the connection is usually way more important than the bandwidth. Many games don't really use much bandwidth. I would recommend using the cat 5 cable. 

ok thanks, but if I have to download a game do you recommend me switch to the 5ghz wifi?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not just try both?

 

I have 500/500 connection as well and I can easily achieve that on my devices in the same room, 300ish on the other end of the house.

 

I have used the XR500 wifi for gaming as well, cable is preferred but it worked fine for me on wifi with PS4.

 

If you plan to get another cable tomorrow or something, just use wifi for a day. Otherwise just install the CAT5 cable. You can easily swap to wifi from the menu.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You've got some good advice here. I would always recommend using ethernet cables for gaming so either use the one you have or upgrade it to cat 6 so you can get your full speeds as well for when you download games/updates. Otherwise if you don't want to get a new cable then you could use 5GHz for downloading and it'll likely be faster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Netduma Fraser said:

You've got some good advice here. I would always recommend using ethernet cables for gaming so either use the one you have or upgrade it to cat 6 so you can get your full speeds as well for when you download games/updates. Otherwise if you don't want to get a new cable then you could use 5GHz for downloading and it'll likely be faster.

Perfect, thanks a lot. I have another question, I have an iphone 8 plus and whenever I use wifi 2.4ghz or 5ghz it randomly disconnects and the wifi drops. What can be the problem? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, AzeRuS94 said:

Perfect, thanks a lot. I have another question, I have an iphone 8 plus and whenever I use wifi 2.4ghz or 5ghz it randomly disconnects and the wifi drops. What can be the problem? 

Do you experience this with any other wireless devices or just this one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, AzeRuS94 said:

Hello I have a 500/500 connection and for the moment I run out of ethernet cables and the only one is a cat5 that I found today. A cat5 is supposed to only achieve 100mbps, so if use the 5ghz of the xr500 I will have a better connection on my xbox one s as the xbox is very close to the xr500 right? What do I do? Use the 5ghz or the cat5? Thanks in advanced.

By the way you can achieve 10/100/1000 speeds on a Cat 5 cable but it has to be Cat5e.

https://lifehacker.com/whats-the-difference-between-these-ethernet-cables-and-5994163

Just look on the cable and you should be able to read the cable type. If not try to pick up a Cat 6 cable if you want to be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Nuyorrican said:

By the way you can achieve 10/100/1000 speeds on a Cat 5 cable but it has to be Cat5e.

https://lifehacker.com/whats-the-difference-between-these-ethernet-cables-and-5994163

Just look on the cable and you should be able to read the cable type. If not try to pick up a Cat 6 cable if you want to be sure.

Nah, is a cat 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Netduma Fraser said:

Have you changed any settings in Advanced WiFi Settings? Are you using Smart Connect for WiFi?

I'm not using smart connect and my advanced settings page look like this as I dont remember if I changed something in the past but I remember changing the channel of both 2.4ghz and 5ghz to the best one.

advanced settings.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...