What cable do I need for 2.5G Ethernet?

March 1, 2023

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or office network to the faster speeds of 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, you’ll need the right cable to get it done. Having the right cable is essential in order to take advantage of these higher speeds, so let’s take a look at what kind of cable is required for 2.5G Ethernet and how you can make sure yours is up to the task.


Which cable do I need for 2.5G?

Upgrading to a faster network is an exciting prospect but it requires more than just picking out the right hardware components; it also requires having the right types of cables too!  When it comes to 2.5G Ethernet connection, a Cat 6 cable can support data rates up to 10 Gbps, which makes them perfect for taking full advantage of the faster speeds offered by 2.5G Ethernet port on devices.


Cat 6 Cables

Cat 6 cables can support up to 10 Gbps speeds at short distances (less than 30 meters). So, if you’re looking for the fastest possible connection speed to compliment your 2.5G Ethernet setup then you’ll want to opt for a Cat 6 cable instead of a Cat 5/5e cable as it will provide better performance and higher speeds.

Hitron’s new CODA56 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem features a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and conveniently includes a Cat 6 Ethernet cord in the kit.  The CODA56’s 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port ensures you get true 2.5 Gigabit speeds that you want to your router, access point or Mesh system.

If you’re ready to level up your home network, consider Hitron’s CODA56 cable modem. It’s a multi-Gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem that easily connects to your router, access point or Mesh system to to deliver 2.5 Gbps speeds throughout your home.  The CODA56 is available to purchase on Amazon.

Have more questions about home networking or multi-Gigabit speeds? Check out Hitron’s ​Learn Page for more articles and topics like this.

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