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John Welden
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« on: September 05, 2009, 12:47 PM »

I need a 25' cable to hook up my macpro to my router.

I'm seeing CAT5e cables and CAT6 on newegg.   Which do I need?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 02:11 PM »

5e should work fine, 6 is the newest standard. I have some of both at work and there isnt any difference in speeds, but i have only pc and unix based stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 02:35 PM »

Hey John...
DD is right, either will work. At 25 feet, you'd never see the difference.
~Rob.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 03:23 PM »

Cool, thanks guys.  Guess I could have done a google search but I'd rather ask you guys.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 04:06 PM »

I owe you for answering my kite tech support questions.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 06:22 PM »

cat6 best if you are using a gig switch
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 09:16 PM »

For connecting servers and other types of high performance computing gear together through high-end gigabit switches, Cat 6 is the way to go, but for workstation applications, even linking a few computers with Gig-E network cards together, Cat 5e is just fine. Buy name brand cables, not the generic no-name junk.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 08:06 AM »

For connecting servers and other types of high performance computing gear together through high-end gigabit switches, Cat 6 is the way to go, but for workstation applications, even linking a few computers with Gig-E network cards together, Cat 5e is just fine. Buy name brand cables, not the generic no-name junk.

Thanks Allen. I don't know any brand names though except for maybe Belkin?
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 09:46 AM »

Belkin & Tripp Lite are pretty common.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009, 03:44 PM »

you can actually find what you need at lowes or home depot these days (believe they sell tripp lite).
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