Ken Gilmour wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 17:29, Chris Higgins wrote:
>>>>What category are they doing for you ? Probably cat6, in which
>>case you might want to consider looking for cat5 which should
>>be cheaper. ( but I'd recommend sticking with cat6 )
>>>>>>Theres no real need for that kind of cabling unless you're an architect
>and have to transfer huge cad files across the network constantly
>>Isn't cat6 for gigabit ethernet?
Machines seem to be coming with gigabit pretty regularly now (the extra
dell optiplexes with strange hardware, apple laptops, etc).
Unless you really want to save money, then using cat6 would seem like a
prudent idea, for
the time in 2 years time when you can't get 100M cards/hubs any more..
Crimping is fun. Crimping multiple hundreds cables could not be
construed as fun. And there
are different types of cable for long runs (pretty solid core, hard to
crimp) and patches (softer
core, easier to bend/cajole into those RJ45 jobbies).
Oh, and don't forget to add the extra lump of rubber/plastic that covers
the clip to stop the cable
getting caught all over the place if you do it yourself. Belkin
precrimped cables have sticky up bits
to deal with that.
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