n00b question regarding gigabit

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by NPH, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. NPH

    NPH Guest

    If my computer has a gigabit port and so does my router.. do I need a special cat5 cable to reach those speeds? Is this only for computer to computer (network) use or does it affect the speed for my internet as well?
     
  2. Mac

    Mac It varies from season to season, kid. OT Supporter

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    just use cat.5e cable all the time and u shouldnt have problems
     
  3. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    You're supposed to use Cat6.

    It will only affect internal network speeds. Will you notice a difference? Not unless your transferring large files from computer to computer. Most computers can't even feed enough data through a 1Gbps pipe by themselves to max it out.
     
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    You won't see a damn difference, and Cat6 is the standard, although Cat5e works on SHORT runs.
     

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