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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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reply to DelmarPip

Re: would these cat7 Cables be better then the monoprice cat6a?

to the OP...

really looking forward to your review....


cramer
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reply to jimbopalmer

If we're honest, 10base2 wasn't too rosy either. Crushed cables, nicked shielding, BNC ends pulled off, the occasional "removed terminator" and "replug it" bad connections... (the same problems I still deal with for RF cabling)


Kearnstd
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reply to cramer

said by cramer:

(In 1992 I bet that fiber would replace Cat5)

Give it more time. This has been increasingly true in the carrier / data center space (some 1G, all 10G and beyond.) Fiber will never be popular for desktop computing as it's too complicated and far to easy to break.

I could see it gaining ground in a few limited spaces. video and graphics editing where huge huge files need to be moved.

But I cannot see the average cube monkey needing more than copper based links. FTTD(fiber to the department) I am sure is getting common though. so if each floor is broken up into sections the network closets have a fiber link but its ethernet to the desktops.
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jimbopalmer
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join:2008-06-02
Greenwood, MS
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said by Kearnstd:

(In 1992 I bet that fiber would replace Cat5)

I could see it gaining ground in a few limited spaces. video and graphics editing where huge huge files need to be moved.

But I cannot see the average cube monkey needing more than copper based links. FTTD(fiber to the department) I am sure is getting common though. so if each floor is broken up into sections the network closets have a fiber link but its ethernet to the desktops.

In 1992, all copper is 10 meg half duplex, shared. I will have as many as 144 users on one hub. To get as much as 100 meg, (still shared) I need fiber.

10 meg switching is $10,500 in 1994 for 8 ports
»www.networkcomputing.com/1119/11···s_5.html

It will be 1996, before I can get 100 meg copper, I start getting $9000 16 port switches. (they don't autodetect speed or duplex, and at least one port has to be 10 meg or they won't boot)
»www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news···cs-28115
(Here is a March 1996 review, it 'only' costs 16,000 pounds)

In 1998, I put my FDDI network down, and use gig ethernet over fiber for my core and 100 meg switched copper to every desktop.
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Juke Box
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reply to DelmarPip

Cat 5e 350mhz cable obtains gigabit speeds every day.

While cat 6e and 7 have much lower impedance, the question is not, "do you want gigabit?". Because cat 5e 350mhz will provide gig connections. The question becomes, "do you want gigabit plus Cat {fill in the blank} cable?".

If you have the money to spend.. Get the 7. If not, enjoy the savings and gig connections on cat 5e 350mhz cable.
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