What is a Category 5e patch cable? Think of it as the street that links the house on your block and all the destinations in town. In actuality, it's a cable used to connect all the hardward destinations in a Local Area Network (LAN).The RJ45 Cat 5e patch is perfect for use with 10/100 Base-T networks. • Exceeds the performance requirement of Category 5e. • Perfect in conjunction with 10 and 100 Base-T networks. • 50-micron gold plated connectors to insure a clean and clear transmission. • PowerSum tested.