10/100/1000 Network Pci cards

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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
 

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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.
 

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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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