[nycbug-talk] cat 5e or cat 6

George Georgalis george
Thu Aug 26 22:47:31 EDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:03:44PM -0400, 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.
>Bottom line: At the moment, cat5 is enough for anything that is currently 

Heh, I thought I hadn't seen cat-6 in a store... ;)

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
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