Can you use CAT 3 cable for Ethernet?
Similarly one may ask, can I use CAT 3 for Ethernet?
CAT3 can be relied on to handle data speeds of up to 10 Mbps, but no more. While theoretically limited to 10BASE-T Ethernet, it can actually support 100BASE-T4 speeds by using 4 wires instead of 2 to achieve 100 Mbps throughput.
Considering this, what is Cat 3 cable used for?
A Category 3 cable (Cat 3 cable) is a type of unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable that is used for voice and data communications in computer and telecommunication networks. It is an Ethernet copper cable defined by the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) and Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA).
Ethernet cable connectors The RJ45, Registered Jack 45 connector is used almost universally as the physical connector used on Ethernet cables, and with networking cables in general. From Ethernet Category 3 right through to Cat 6, the RJ45 is the format that is used.