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Gigabit Crossover Cable

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What CAT cable would i need to connect two gigabit LAN cards together, without a switch/hub/router?

Cat6?
Cat6e?
Cat7?

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Cat 5e does too... The only difference between cat 5e and cat6 I believe is that cat6 has sheilding around each wire and 5e only has shielding around the entire group. Cat6 is used to run longer distances without quality degradation. So a cat5e crossover cable would be you best bet as long as the distance in short.

Cat 5e supports 10/100/1000 transfer rates

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[quote name='Special_K' date='Jan 17 2004, 07:16 PM']ya, cat6, let me add something onto that, What supports gigabit transfers right now?[/quote]
gigabit network cards and routers

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[quote name='Special_K' date='Jan 17 2004, 07:16 PM']ya, cat6, let me add something onto that, What supports gigabit transfers right now?[/quote]
i plan to have two gigabit cards in each of my computers (my rig and my mini server)

and i'd prefer to have gigabit transfer rate instead of megabit.

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[quote name='Special_K' date='Jan 18 2004, 06:28 AM']i mean like as far as isps and stuff[/quote]
AFAIK it would be used for an internal network..... it would not affect your ISP/Internet speeds that are limited by the caps placed by the ISP

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[quote name='Special_K' date='Jan 18 2004, 06:28 AM']i mean like as far as isps and stuff[/quote]
even if you had a dual t1 line you wouldn't use a whole 10/100 connection. so i wouldn't expect 1 gigabit internet connections anytime for a couple decades.

its just for lans.

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