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Gigabit Supported cable recomendation

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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Re: Gigabit Supported cable recomendation

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

regards

Cisco Employee

Re: Gigabit Supported cable recomendation

Hi,

You can take 1000base SX module for the connectivity.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_data_sheet0900aecd8033f885.html

HTH,

-amit singh

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Re: Gigabit Supported cable recomendation

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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