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Old 4th November 2003, 15:36   #1
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Where can one buy cat5-e cable for gigabit lan? Is cat5-e cable really necessary, or will cat5 suffice in most cases too?
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I think CAT5 will suffice, try it out at least, if you experience unacceptably low transfer speeds, then consider buying the other CAT5-E cable.
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ok, thx for the info
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cat 5e required (doesn't cost a dime more)
cat6 is even better but is more expensive
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darn, need to upgrade then? haven't worked with gigabit over CAT yet

(fibre yes )
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well, i supose good quality cat5 will do.
only the frequency rate is the big difference between the cat5(e)-cat6. some minor changes to prevent data loss and collision, but nothing fancy.
however, all copper gigabit devices clearly state cat5e-cat6
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i could get my hands on a fair amount of CAT6 and/or CAT5E UTP cable ...

is there any interest in this?
i'm not planning to waste my time with trying to get us a deal here, if nobody's interested in buying some in the end ...
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if you can get your hand on some cat6, i'd like to buy 10-15m off you
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as said on SG, it's very likely i'll have about 1000ft at home this week
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make that 30-40m and you got a reasonable deal DURON
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