[nSLUG] Slow file transfer on my LAN

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Sun Nov 1 19:52:58 AST 2009


George N. White III wrote:
>
> Well, gigabit was designed to work on cat5(e):
> 
> "Able to achieve Gigabit speeds on commonly deployed CAT-5
> cabling without costly cable replacement"

gah! I wish I knew this three days ago. I just pulled 5 lines of
miserable cat6 instead of cat5e thinking that we needed it. Electrically
the cat6 is fantastic. Physically it is stiff and keeps trying to coil
back up like a spring. It is a bear to work with.

-- 
sg



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