Do you need to deploy Cat 7 network cables for home networks?

There are some details that need to be paid attention to in the networking of homes or small businesses. For example, in addition to gigabit optical modems, gigabit routers, and gigabit network cards, you must also pay attention to the level of the network cable.

Regarding whether to use Cat 7 cables (Cat 7, Cat.7) in one step, let’s explore.

The peak transmission speed of Cat 7 cables is 40Gbps. However, the home network equipment currently does not run at this speed at all, which means that Cat 7 cables have been purchased at a high price.

At the same time, Cat cable Standards Association TIA has not yet officially recognized Cat 7 cable, and the latter has only passed ISO certification.

Another point is the actual experience in laying the cable. Due to the mandatory use of the shielding cover for the Cat 7 cable to achieve 600MHz/10Gbps, although this type of cable has strong anti-interference, it is not as soft as the Cat 5 and Cat 6 cable, and can even be said to be relatively rigid.

In summary, for home wiring, Cat 6 and Cat 6A are the best choices, but Cat 5 (Cat 5E) is recommended, otherwise it will affect the experience of the gigabit network.