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What is the difference between Cat 5, 5e and Cat 6

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Frank    3

I have always thought that you needed Cat 6 to run Gigabit Ethernet. I was recently told that was a common misconception. If this is a misconception, what is the differences between these cable, and what is the benefits of upgrading?

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MazX_Napalm    0

Cat5 supports 10/100 over copper

Cat5e supports 10/100/1000 over copper

Cat6 is better "quality" than Cat5e.

If I was installing wiring from scratch then I would select Cat6 (a bit of future proofing). But Cat5e will meet most needs.

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Bushrat    0

So whats cat 7?

I have cat 7 here.

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thor777_au    0
So whats cat 7?

I have cat 7 here.

What have you been doing with all those cats?

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MazX_Napalm    0

Remember cat gut strings? well, in order to be more eco friendly, cable manufacturers are now using cat gut to make cables. They are fully biodegradable now.

*Only stray cats are use. No animals, except cats, were harmed in the making of cat gut cables

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Bushrat    0

Arse raped them, want anymore info on this confidential project of mine to arse rape as many pussys i can find in the neighbours backyard ?

:ninja:

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thor777_au    0
Arse raped them, want anymore info on this confidential project of mine to arse rape as many pussys i can find in the neighbours backyard

Not going to touch that one...

Back on topic

How can you create a 'Gigabit Network', when the PCI slots on a machine can't handle those speeds?

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Bushrat    0
Not going to touch that one...

Back on topic

How can you create a 'Gigabit Network', when the PCI slots on a machine can't handle those speeds?

You can't

you need to go and buy a higher speed network PCI card and you also need a gigabit switch along with gigabit network cabling.

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thor777_au    0
you need to go and buy a higher speed network PCI card and you also need a gigabit switch along with gigabit network cabling.

Right. Where would this 'switch' sit within the network? Connected to the WAN? or the router?

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SaguratuS    0

Didn't think cat7 was approved / in production yet. Cat 6 will, in the future, support speeds up to 10gbps, which is currently the sole domain of fiber.

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