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What cables to use for Gigabit network?

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August 9, 2004 5:40:45 AM

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what type of cables are used to connect the computers in Gigabit networks? I think it's regular Cat. 5e, but many of the product descriptions I've seen for Cat. 5e on the web say it's rated up to 100Mbps, not 1000Mbps.

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Dredd

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August 9, 2004 6:46:08 AM

Cat5e is ok for gigabit networks. There's 4 twisted pairs in Cat5e, 100Mbps uses only 2, while gigabit uses all 4.
August 9, 2004 8:15:45 PM

Thanks Dax.

Dredd
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August 12, 2004 12:34:38 AM

If you can please post the pinouts on the glan cable. I had no idea the glan used 4 lines (2pair)

Wer use the B standard, and we also use the spliters witch will turn 1 run into 2. I'll bet glan will have a problem with the spliter. However the spliter uses 4 on each split.



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August 12, 2004 1:52:39 AM

"I had no idea the glan used 4 lines (2pair)"

I never said that, I said: "glan" uses 4 pairs, while 10/100Base-T uses only 2.

Here's a couple of links for you:

Where I originally found out about this:
<A HREF="http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article41-page4...." target="_new">http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article41-page4....;/A>

To back it up:
<A HREF="http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/techno/media/lan/gi..." target="_new">http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/techno/media/lan/gi...;/A>

How to wire Cat5e (in case you need it :wink: ):
<A HREF="http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp" target="_new">http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp&lt;/A>
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