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CAT 5e and Gigabit

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by fluiduk, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. fluiduk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,567

    Location: Manchester

    Hi All

    I know CAT 5e will support gigabit (well i read so in the faq lol), but does it work at full speed?

    We have cat 5e cabling at the moment. We are upgrading our network machines and servers to 1gigabit.

    Do you think we should bother upgrading, which will cost a fair bit or will cat5e work just as well?

    Thanks
    Aaron
     
  2. V-Spec

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,698

    Location: London

    Cat5e will be fine for gigabit, you only need cat6 for 10Gb
     
  3. fluiduk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,567

    Location: Manchester

    Nice one, thanks

    Aaron