When should Control Cable Wire be used?
If in any case you want to ensure maximum speed and efficiency from your network, you will probably want to use shielded CAT5e cables. It's hard to know when and where you'll have enough EMI to cause a problem, but if you're using shielded CAT5e cable in the first place, you don't have to worry about ripping the cable out of the wall to replace it if you run into that problem.
Keeping your network up and running is especially important for your business or office building, but it's just as important for your home network.
What type of CAT5e shielded cable should I use?
Shielded CAT5e cables are often referred to as STP CAT5e or Shielded Twisted Pair CAT5e. However, the term is used to refer to many different types of shielding. The most common type of shielding uses so-called screens. This shield is a metal covering that surrounds the entire set of 8 wires in a CAT5e cable. This can be achieved with a single solid foil wrapped around the wires, a braided cable wire wrapped around all the wires, or a combination of both. This type of wiring is very effective at blocking any EMI that can cause problems in most installations.
If you want to keep your network up and running, we recommend using STP cables for all in-wall cables and other critical lines. This way, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best possible speed from your network.