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Gigabit Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet

(OP)
I'm connecting up two sever rooms and want to run 1000baseT between the two.  From what I understand you can run it over Cat5e, but it is not recommended.  Is anyone out there successfully running 1000baseT over Cat5e?  Cat6 is an expensive pain I don't want to deal with just to go 50 feet.  Thanks

RE: Gigabit Ethernet

I have not had any luck with any copper so far, I have about 18,000 feet of fiber working fine.

I tried to remain child-like, all I acheived was childish.

RE: Gigabit Ethernet

(OP)
So you just can't get the full gig to come through or it won't work at all?  I was reading the white pages on gigabit ethernet and it said they designed it with the intention of it working over Cat5.  

RE: Gigabit Ethernet

The copper gig NIC looks up the server, reboot works but rebooting your server every week looks bad.  We have tried multple cables, and suspect the NIC, which is embeded. we tried different fiber to copper converters, it seems to be on the server end.

I tried to remain child-like, all I acheived was childish.

RE: Gigabit Ethernet

Been working copper Gig on the backbone (Servers to Switch/Switch to sub Switches) fine for several months now.

I've got the Intel Pro 1000/T cards in Compaq 1600R's.

My maximum copper run is about 185'

RE: Gigabit Ethernet

(OP)
Thanks all for the help

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