What are the Main Reasons for the Slow Internet Speed

What are the Main Reasons for the Slow Internet Speed?

Last week we received an appeal from one of our valued customers who had purchased a 1000ft direct burial cable from Monk Cables. If you don’t know much about slow internet speed and outdoor cables then you should know that direct burial cable does not require any outlet for outdoor installation. This cable can bear extreme temperatures, sunlight, and groundwater. This cable has an extra layer of weather-proofing. The main operating temperature range of this Ethernet network cable is 75 degrees Celsius to -40 degrees Celsius.

Frequently Asked Questions for Slow Internet Speed

There are many questions that our customers every day ask about the Ethernet cable and their installation process. Some of those frequently asked questions are these:

  • Why some of the conductor pairs are not twisted tightly?
  • Why are we not getting 1GB/sec with cat6 Ethernet cable?
  • Why do cable runs of the same cable have different speeds?

Many customers demand to return the whole boxes of the cables. Before you decided to do that, take a look at the following factors.

Our Response

First of all, we are sorry if you are having any trouble with our networking Ethernet cables. It is worrisome if our cable is not reaching the required speed because it should do that without any trouble. If there are not enough pairs then it is by the design of that cable. The ANSI/TIA 568.2 specification does not specify how many twists an Ethernet network cable must have to classify into a particular category. The performance of that cable determines the category of that cable.

The following factors affect the performance of the cable:

  • Shielding
  • Twists per inch
  • Insulation thickness
  • Thickness of conductor
  • The thickness of the outer jacket

The cable termination is an important factor that affects the speed of the connection. Termination hardware like a keystone jack or RJ45 connector can also hinder performance. The surroundings can also affect the performance of the cable. If there are any high electric cables nearby, they can impede the performance of the Ethernet cable. It can also depend on you that how are you measuring the speed of your connection?

Things to Consider When Deploying Cat6 Ethernet Cable

Compatibility – This is one of the main biggest issues that can affect performance and speed. Usually, cat6 offers 10 GB per second. However, the cable only supports this speed at 37 to 55 meters. If you are having crosstalk issues, you should consider upgrading your cable to cat6a. This cable can fight alien crosstalk at a better rate.

Termination – the usual suspect are filched, conductors. Untwist of the conductors is another factor. The outer layer protects against all sorts of crosstalk, so other factors contribute to the signal interference.

EMI – electromagnetic interference or EMI is yet another factor to consider when deploying cat6. The heavy machinery or higher EMI places like hospitals contributes to this factor. You need to consider a switch or a shielded cable for these places.

Final Main Thoughts on Troubleshooting

You need to have all the right equipment and cables for a stable connection. Ethernet cables play a key role in this matter. If you are looking to buy Ethernet cables for your business or your home, you can order them from Monk Cables. Order today.