Gigabit Supported cable recomendation

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Mar 6th, 2007

Dear Support,

I have a problem to connect gigabit backbone links between two Cisco E500 switches on about 200 Feet CAT6 Cable. Can some recomend the cable specification for gigabit backnone connectivity. Thanks

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vettiyattil.par... Wed, 03/07/2007 - 01:15

The following are the cable specifications for Gigabit Ethernet

1.1000baseCX ( Shielded Copper) - 25m

2.1000baseT (Copper CAT5 UTP)-100m

3.1000baseSX (MM Fiber,780nm)-500m

4.1000baseLX (SM fiber, 1300nm)-3km

HTH

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rduke Wed, 03/07/2007 - 07:57

Cat 6 should have worked just fine. Most wire is rated for 5e now as opposed to 5. Is this a single cable or is it terminated on a patch panel. You have to use Cat 6 rated component throughout for it to be truly cat 6. Without testing the cable you can't be sure the terminations are good. FYI, you can use a straight through cable for gigabit since it is full duplex on all 4 pairs. I would reterminate the ends if a tester is not available.

Randy

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