Nowadays, most of domestic as well as commercial networks are based on Ethernet cabling as it performs more efficiently. These cables are plugged to a router or modem to establish network connection on a system. Ethernet cables are made from Fiber optics or copper though the first variety is extensively used these days. This wiring looks similar to telephone cable lines but if you consider their internet wiring, they are way different from each other.
Ethernet cables for Network wiring come in different colors. These cables are easy to use - just plug a wire to the back of your computer system. Equally easy it is to remove the cables and/or replace them. Squeeze a small lever to pull out the plug end to disentangle it. The inner layer of Ethernet wiring has four twisted pairs of cables along with eight color-coded wires. There are four separated and twisted pairs of copper wires with PVC shield. The cable end has a connector similar to a telephone cable.
The modern Ethernet cables are much an improved version from what was used in bygone days and so are not susceptible to UV rays while being exposed to sunlight. Computers use twisted Ethernet cables, which neutralize interference and disturbing noises. Different types of Ethernet cables are used for LAN wiring and the most common varieties among them include Cat5e. This is an upgraded edition of Cat5 and can efficiently handle high speed, as high as 100MBPS. It is extensively used for large scale installation as well as in home networks due to its economic expenses.
Cat6 is also popular where high speed data transfer is a must-require. It generally finds use in research sectors, government institutions and gaming environment which rely on high speed and higher reliability. However, it needs adapters or boosters whenever used for large scale installation and rarely used in a large areas exceeding 100 meters. Due to so many varieties and availability of newest upgraded versions, you should hire an efficient Electrician for your network cabling requirements. Only he can suggest which will work best on your budget and as per your requirements.