Help A Noob With Networking Cables!
I know this is a wireless forum but I did not know where else to post so I apologise in advance! I am doing some wiring for home cinema and would like to integrate a network facility but know nothing about such topics - trying to learn has left me more confused as there seems to be so much conflict of opinions for my query!
I will be chasing cables behind walls & under floors with wall plate connections for home networking but wish to ask which should I use - CAT5e or CAT6 Cable - I know there is not much cost difference between the two but nothing that I can understand about any other possible issues. Obviously I wish to future proof as best I can at this stage as once everything is plastered up It will not be an option to ever change it but wish to keep things as simple as possible.
At the moment, I have an aol thompson speedtouch router with 4 ports on the back and will be running cables from one end of the room to the other, though I wish to also lay additional cables (which will be run & left in the loft) for other rooms which I plan to do at a later date. Are there definite advantages of CAT6 over CAT5e with transferring data, HD stuff etc? Which one should I go for?