Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] Future-proofing a house for networking -- what to run?

On 9/14/2017 9:11 AM, grg wrote:
> Which spec are you referring to?  Please cite your source.

IEEE 802.3ab presentation from the IEEE. My Google-Fu is failing to find
it. Might be paywalled. :P

The spec hasn't changed since 1999 or so but the industry has defacto
standardized things like everything being full-duplex by default.

Anyway. I checked with the network admin at work. He didn't have
anything to say about Cat 5 or Cat 5e because it's obsolete at the
enterprise level but he did say that Cat 6e runs under 100m is more than
sufficient for anything you could do in a home. The only reason to go
with Cat 7 is boasting about having full 10-Gig Ethernet capability.

Rich P.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /