Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Oct 21, 2003.
ok, is cat5 cable good for 1000 mpbs?? thx
from what i know yes it is but if u can get cat5E it is a better cable and better shielding
I don't believe CAT 5 can handle Gigabit Ethernet. You might want to opt for CAT 5e or if possible, CAT 6.
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.
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.
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) CAT5e at the minimum or CAT6 for gigabit over copper.