So currently Shaw has low upload speeds. You have to dig to even find out what you are going to be getting for an upload speed with your account. Even with Shaw 600 you will only get an upload of "up to" 20MB
You have to go here to compare as they don't even tell you your upload speed on their order pages. Upload speeds on cable internet is determined by the DOCSIS technology that is being used. In most cases I believe that Shaw is running DOCSIS 3.1 for all Bluesky customers. This technology Allows for almost matching download and upload speeds. If you also have issue with the low upload speeds please add yourself to this discussion. It would be better if you are having a problem with your upload speeds to check other discussions to see if you can get your specific problem dealt with. https://community.shaw.ca/community/forums/internet-forum you can search or post your problem in the forums.
Information on differences between Cat6, 7, and 8 cables. Which I think is why so many are having a problem as Cat 5 looks nearly identical but it's the difference between an HDMI cable and a HDMI 4K/6K cable. Gold plated connectors, etc for higher bandwidth.
* Get Cat 6 cable which supports up to 1G/s transfer rates.(cat5/5e looks very similar but lower bandwidth).
Cat 6 cables can be got on Amazon.ca for about $15 including shipping for a pack of 2 - 10ft cables. Cables in store tend to be more expensive unless you go to a dollar store(a few do have cables but might not have Cat6 though they do have cat cables and HDMI 4K for $17 or less for up to 6ft)
* When getting a new cable if over 10 feet look at purchasing shielded or cloth shielded(braided) line.
If plugging into a TV from a computer video card or onboard. Keep refresh rates not much higher than 60 to 80. They can go higher but if your using onboard it will possibly fry your motherboard or CPU. If running dual video cards it might not be a problem as long as you are not using VGA to tv and instead are using HDMI. Many computers will lock out anything about 60 without HDMI enabled for that screen. Also if you get a monitor/tv don't make the mistake I did and properly look up viewing distance and acuity. I had to return my 24in and then bought a 21 I'm waiting for. This is because max distance on a desk for 21in at 1080p is about 3ft(2.9ft). Otherwise it will look weird and your eyes will bug you.(curved screens aren't as bad though)
Most people are just having a cable problem. They don't realize cat5 and 6 have significant speed differences. The two types look nearly identical in the cable line and it's the connector that stands out as a little different(color wise). But the whole cable is different. If your using a lot of different appliances or more than one family member on the internet a cat5e might be ok for each individual computer but the main line should use a cat6. For optimal across everyone in the house you would want a cat6 cable. Cat 6 get's you to about 1g/s and since accounts are 300mb/600mb the 1g/s cord is right. The cat5e does significantly less at half the performance rate. Cat 6 to 8 can be backward compatible. If the end of the connector looks like clear plastic it likely is the wrong rj45 to be using it should be silvery or gold.
> The CAT-5e does significantly less at half the performance rate.
Half of what? Actually, one-tenth.
CAT-5 is certified to 100 Mbits/second, but you might get more, e.g., the no-longer-offered "Shaw 150".
CAT-5e is certified to 1000 Mbits/second.
CAT-6 must be used when you need/want more than 1 Gbit/second.
Look closely at the printing on the length of the cable. Something like:
CM 75(degree) C(elsius) UTP 4PR (pair) 24 AWG VERIFIED (UL) CAT.5 CSA
ETL VERIFIED TIA/EIA-568--B.2 CAT.5e UTP PATCH 60(degree) C(elsius) 30V 26AWG
UTP 4PR 24AWGTYPE CM(UL) VERIFIED TO TIA/EIA-568-B.2 -1 CATEGORY 6
rather than the colour of the ends of the cables.