10GBase-T over Cat6

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Jul 27th, 2010

Anyone doing 10GBase-T over Cat 6?

I understand that this approach is limited to ~50m (as compared to 10GBase-T over Cat 6a).  I understand that Cat6a involves a raft of physical layer modifications.

Can I re-use my existing Cat 6 plant to run 10GBase-T ... as long as I stay below 50m?

--sk

Stuart Kendrick

FHCRC

I have this problem too.
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Chuck Wagstaff Fri, 08/06/2010 - 10:26

When used for 10GBASE-T, Cat-6 cable's maximum length is 55 meters (180 ft) in a favorable alien crosstalk environment, but only 37 meters (121 ft) in a hostile alien crosstalk environment such as when many cables are bundled together. 10GBASE-T runs of up to 100 meters (330 ft) are permissible using Cat-6a.

hth - Chuck

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