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 hardware destinations in a Local Area Network (LAN). The RJ45 Cat 5e patch is perfect for use with 10/100 Base-T networks. PRODUCT FEATURES: 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; Premium snagless-type moldings to protect the connection; PowerSum tested.