1000 mbps...which cable???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    ok, is cat5 cable good for 1000 mpbs?? thx
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    from what i know yes it is but if u can get cat5E it is a better cable and better shielding
     
  3. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    I don't believe CAT 5 can handle Gigabit Ethernet. You might want to opt for CAT 5e or if possible, CAT 6.
     
  4. cryogenic

    cryogenic OSNN Addict

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    Everything I've seen says that Cat5e is acceptable for gigabit but that cat6 is preferred. I do know that standard cat5 is only acceptable for 100mbit.
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I'll agree with that! If you're talkng more than 50-yard distances, Cat5 won't be stable, so you should go with Cat6, but for short runs it should be all right.
     
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) CAT5e at the minimum or CAT6 for gigabit over copper.

    JJB