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Old April 11, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
You can still just use plain old Cat5 for 1 GigE. Cat6 isn't going to do anything for speed.
Indeed, but unfortunately not all CAT5 cables will give you gigabit speeds while the CAT6 are guaranteed for gigabit speeds. I got my CAT6 cables tonight, installed them, and transfer rate jumped from 11MB/s to 42-44MB/s. Transferring large HD files over my home network become so much easier now! As for the switch/router choice I would incline for a gigabit router as it eliminates one step of latency and also the setup will be easier, I have 3 devices now : modem/router/switch and is a mess of cables, network and power, as the adapters for all 3 do not have place on a single power bar either, I have to use a second one too.

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