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Re: [K12OSN] Gigabit on cat5 and even cat3!



Richard,
	most gigabit switches seem to have no problem with regular cat5
wiring. now, cat3 would be interesting, if we didn't need new nics.

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Richard K. Ingalls wrote:
> I learned at the International Academy of Science last week that there
> is a company that makes NICs and Switches that allow 100% Gigabit
> Ethernet speeds on existing cat5 & cat3 cables (not just cat5e).  That
> means we can upgrade to Gigabit backbones without rewiring!  Just buy
> new switches and new NICs for the servers and you're done.  Very cool!
> I couldn't believe it when I saw them plug in cat3 cables and make it
> run at Gigabit speed (100%)!!!!!  Whoa.




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