[lug] comparing cat 5e and cat 6 cables

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Dec 28 16:43:38 MST 2005

Lee Woodworth wrote:

> Bummer. My 6-year old installation of plain Cat5 (not 5E) in the walls of
> our house may not perform well at GigE speeds. There are 120ft runs from
> the basement to the 2nd story attic and down into the room jacks. And the
> cables are bundled for a large part of the run.

Well, consider it this way... 1000 MB/s Ethernet not running perfectly 
and taking a few CRC errors is still probably faster than 100 Mb/s 
Ethernet running perfectly.  I bet it'd work.  You could find out with a 
couple of cheap NIC's!  (GRIN)


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