Cat5e patch cable or crossover cable is usually stranded cable.
It is 350MHz cable as opposed to the standard Cat5e standard. You can use either
shielded or non-shielded. You use these to cross connect from one patch panel to
another or from RJ45 port to RJ45 port. They come in various color cable and can be used for
panel to panel, hubs or switches. When you have a wall outlet with data and need to connect
to the computer you will need a patch cord. They are flexable and moveable. So you can
plug in an out and move them from location to location if you have to. The different color
combinations make it easy to color track different connections by color coding.