I'm building a house, and it's time to specify the network wiring. I need 100Mbps now, but I'd like to plan for 1Gbps in the future. What kind of wiring should I be using? I've seen some notes that Cat5e will be sufficient (and compatible w/ 100Mbps), but I've also seen that I need Cat6.
Any solid information? Links to technical articles would be most appreciated.
-Dan "Holy Bandwidth, Bitman, that was fast!"
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Cat5e will be enough but I would suggest use the best you can afford. It is a lot of work to replace cables in the future.