How to derive bandwidth from the frequency of Cat6 cables

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How do you derive bandwidth (bits per second) from the frequency of Cat6 cable (250MHz for example)? It is known that Cat6 can carry up to 1 Gbps.

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I think you are getting MHz and Mb/s confused. Based on the electrical characteristics, the IEEE uses modeling to determine the number of Megabits that can travel a channel which is based on several factors; one important one is encoding. The MHz rating simply states the electrical performance/impedance of the cable plant. The equations used for each speed of traffic can be found in the IEEE standards which include all of the pertinent information.

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