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nissse
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I think their statement is a bit strange.
If you look at the CAT6 standard, it states that it must be backward compatible with CAT5e.
The CAT6 standard is better for crosstalk and better transmission performance. If you look inside the CAT6 cable, the pairs are separated with a plastic X, which makes it thicker.
All and all, I don’t think you will notice any difference.
I’ve run on all strange sorts of cables including a cheap 25m unshielded CAT5e that I’ve got with my broadband.

Just my 5cent
/Christian