[nycbug-talk] The truth about Cat6

Bob Ippolito bob
Tue Apr 20 21:27:38 EDT 2004

I also suggest cat5e.  I have a relatively cheap gigE switch with cat5e 
here and everything works great.  I haven't done any real benchmarks, 
but I can definitely say the performance is much better than when we 
were using 100bt.  I don't take advantage of it much myself, but one of 
my roommates does a lot of video work so the G5s get it on every so 
often :)


On Apr 20, 2004, at 8:39 PM, Harold Bush wrote:

> Ike
> I suggest that you deploy Cat5e (350MHz). This will carry 1Gb Ethernet 
> quite well.
> IMHO 10GB (requring higher bandwidth cable) will be used mostly for 
> aggregating (servers to switches with 10Gb server ports and 1Gb 
> workstation ports); unless you're into video??  I may be pulling some 
> Cat6e in the near future and could perhaps provide a partial spool 
> after the job is complete. How much cable do you estimate that you 
> need? If you go ahaead with Cat6/6e you will need to terminate with 
> Cat6 product in the workarea. I have used Cat6/6e on a Cat 5e job to 
> exceed the 100meter length restriction on utp ethernet with success, 
> although this is out of spec it tested ok (in case your pulling a home 
> run beyond the 100 meter).
> If you need sources for (priced right quality) cable and termination 
> product let me know and I'll be glad to help.
> BTW I strongly recommend CommScope cable and Panduit or Siemon 
> termination in the workarea.
> (I don't want to start a Ford/Chevy debate these are my personal 
> choices and I acknolwedge that others prefer AMP etc.) ;-)
> If you have any other questions or need assitance feel free to e-mail 
> me directly for a phone number.
> Harold Bush
> Chief Technologist
> digitalBRANDS ?
>> From: Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org>
>> To: NYC Bug List <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
>> Subject: [nycbug-talk] The truth about Cat6
>> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 10:11:41 -0400
>> Hey all,
>> Had a quick question for all the networking hardcores on this wire-
>> I'm gonna be running some ethernet around my home office and am 
>> wondering if the double price of Cat6 is worthwhile, seeing as all 
>> the cheap gigabit switches out there state they'll work aok with Cat5 
>> etc...
>> Context: I'm a web app developer and have lots of dev servers 
>> floating in and out of here, gigabit nics in most things I touch- and 
>> now I have a need to run ethernet in here, and don't want to make a 
>> dumb choice if Cat6 really is important.. (I don't wanna replace 
>> cables in 2 yrs...)
>> Anybody have any good opinion or experience?
>> Rocket-
>> .ike
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