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10/100/1000 Network Pci cards

Discussion in 'Networking' started by av a go jo, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. av a go jo

    av a go jo Thread Starter

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    Hi i was thinking about updating my network from 10/100 cat 5 to the new 10/100/1000 Pci network cards (Netgear GA311 32-bit 10/100/1000 PCI Adapter).
    can you tell me if it would still run @ 100/1000 on cat 5 or will i have to change that as well ?.
    windows XP Pro and XP Home & and Windows Vista Home Pre. the Vista PC is only for bits n bobs, but the rest are for gaming and are run through a Belkin ADSL Modem Router 54 G with high speed wireless G ( ST-F5D7231UK4).

    Any info or advise welcome

    Mark
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    You will get the 1000Mbps if you are connecting to a 1000Mbps port. The Cat-5 cable will support it.

    But you will still be limited by anything that is slower inbetween you and your destination host.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Unless your CAT5 is near the maximum 100 meter length, it'll support gigabit fine. CAT5e is the minimum "fully certified" for gigabit at 100 meters.
     
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    Thanks JW for the additional info there. I missed that part out :eek:
     
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