Watched the Lawrence videos on patch cables and know he likes the Black Monoprice Cat6 Reinforced Snagless Stranded 550MHz UTP Pure Bare Copper Wire 30AWG SlimRun Series cables…but he only shows them as rack patch cables that are very short.
Is this still the ideal cable for 14’ to 25’ cable? I have a few M1 mac mini with the 10 gigabit Ethernet built in that I am installing and looking for the ideal cable for this setup. On the other end it will connect to a Meraki switch with SFP+ and a FS Cisco SFP-10G-T-80 that Lawrence recommended in another video.
Also, in general are people buying CAT 6a for patch cables for general use or is it just overkill for general use? I am about 1 year away from our new school location starting a build from ground up and believe the way to go for drops to each classroom and drops to access points would be CAT 6a, but not sure which way to go for general device patch cables, like some iMac desktops, PoE phones etc. Like what is the way to go for 14’ to 25’ patch cables to connect to the drops.