## What is the difference between 23AWG and 24AWG?

A 23AWG cable is 0.57mm wide, while a 24AWG cable is only 0.52mm wide. So the SMALLER the number, the LARGER the physical cable will be, with more copper inside it. To reduce resistance over the cable and achieve better electron flow, the diameter of the Ethernet cable’s conductor must be increased. .

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**How do I know if I have an Ethernet gigabit cable?**

If the cable has 4 twisted pairs (Orange, Green, Blue, Brown) then it’s capable of 1gbps link speeds, provided there’s a gigabit adapter/switch at both ends. Cable 3 is a Cat5E, which is definitely capable of gigabit speeds. The other cables are, most likely, also Cat5 or Cat5E.

**Does AWG matter for Ethernet cables?**

While the higher AWG in slim Ethernet cables limits the length of the cable you can run without creating resistance, these cables are beneficial for high-density networks and data centers, as well as a lot easier to install and manage.

### What AWG is Cat6 cable?

23-AWG

Cat6 cabling standards typically utilize 23-AWG conductor. That = . 0226 inches in diameter per wire.

**Which Ethernet cable do I have?**

To identify the Ethernet cable, pay attention to its sheath. There you will find information about the category, marked as Cat, and the number next to it. Labels you should see are CAT5, CAT5E, CAT6, CAT6E, CAT7. A higher number means faster speeds supported.

**What is AWG mean in cable?**

American Wire Gauge

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard way to denote wire size in North America. In AWG, the larger the number, the smaller the wire diameter and thickness. The largest standard size is 0000 AWG, and 40 AWG is the smallest standard size.

#### What AWG is Cat 7?

Ultra Slim and Flat :

Cat6 25ft | Cat7 25ft | |
---|---|---|

Wire gauge | 32 AWG | 32 AWG |

Connector | RJ45 | RJ45 |

Colors | Black | Black |

Certifications | UL,RoHs | UL,RoHs |

**What AWG is Cat 5?**

24-gauge

The Construction of CAT5 CAT5 contains four pairs of 24-gauge copper wiring and ends in a standard RJ-45 jack. This type of copper wire cabling is known as twisted pair cabling and is only recommended for a maximum distance of 100 meters or 328 feet.

**What is AWG rating?**

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard way to denote wire size in North America. In AWG, the larger the number, the smaller the wire diameter and thickness. The largest standard size is 0000 AWG, and 40 AWG is the smallest standard size.