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Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 & Gigabit Ethernet

By Savage1701
Dec 7, 2006
  1. What does Cat 6 wiring and connectors give me that Cat 5e wiring and connectors do not over a gigabit network? Does Cat 6 just have extra frequency "headroom" or is it critical? Is Cat 5e not suitable if we ever go to 10 gb over copper ethernet while Cat 6 can handle that? Any info is appreciated.

  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    I think you will need Cat 6 for 10Gb/s networks, but I'm not sure. Try looking here.
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