[nycbug-talk] cat 5e or cat 6

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst
Thu Aug 26 22:51:18 EDT 2004

On Aug 26, 2004, at 9:03 PM, alex at pilosoft.com wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, George Georgalis wrote:
>> I've seen a bunch of tech specs for cat-5e and cat-6 but I haven't 
>> seen
>> an end of the day summary.
>> My guess is cat-6 is required for 10Gb ethernet, but cat-5e is fine 
>> for
>> 1Gb ethernet? Is there more to it than that?
> Common misconceptions.  Cat5 is enough for 1000baseT. There is no cat6 
> as
> of yet. You don't need cat5e for 1000baseT. 10GE does not run over 
> twisted
> pair as of yet.

Are you sure?   I swear I have a box labeled cat 6 in my closet.

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