According to their specifications, CAT5e or higher cables can transmit data up to 100 m, but the actual potential transmission distance varies depending on factors such as the cable quality, the termination quality, and the environment in which the cable is used. Be sure to check the specifications provided by the cable manufacturer. Also, especially when installing connectors yourself, it’s important to note that when termination is not accurate, a cable will be unable to achieve its maximum transmission performance. If you are unsure of the long-distance transmission performance of a cable, you can use a cable checker to see whether the cable conforms to CAT5e (TIA/EIA-568-B). In addition to the categories discussed above, cables can be categorized into solid core cables and stranded cables according to the structure of the conductors within the cables. In a solid core cable, each of the eight conductors consists of a single copper wire, so solid core cables have better transmission performance over long distances than stranded cables. In a stranded cable, each conductor consists of stranded multiple copper wires, so stranded cables are more flexible and easier to handle than solid core cables. Therefore, in general, solid core cables are suited for installations, while stranded cables are suited for touring and short patch links. However, don’t expect all rugged CAT5e or CAT6 cables to provide stable 1Gbps performance at 100m lengths. If your touring cable needs to be longer than 70m, use either a rugged solid-core cable or fiber-optic cables for more stable performance.