Snores like a puppy
- Oct 7, 2007
- MX-5 NC, Model 3
I use CAT-5e for the whole LAN in our apartment. My cable is 30 meters long, gigabit runs perfectly. Don't know about normal CAT-5 though, I have a meter of that connecting my switch with the DSL modem, but the modem can only do 100Mbit anyway.Am I the only one who thinks its perfectly normal that CAT-5 cabling does GbE over such short distances?
While we're on this topic: what do the standards say about this? I'm going to be installing a bigger network in the new office, and haven't yet bought the cables; should I get CAT-5e or spend some more on CAT-6?..