What is a Category 5e patch cable? Think of it as the street that links the houses on your block and all the destinations in town. In actuality it's a cable that connects all the hardware destinations on a Local Area Network (LAN). The RJ45 FastCAT 5e cable provides extra headroom over the standard CAT 5e cable and is perfect for use with 10 and 100 Base-T and gigabit Ethernet networks. Complete with RJ45 male-to-male connectors and a snagless molded strain relief.