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Old 07-09-2014, 02:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bob Sanders
It depends on what you're doing. If you're streaming full sized blu ray rips from nas to tv for example or even transferring 20 or 40 gig files then wireless can be more of a pain than anything else. There is also a security risk with wireless as opposed to hard wire. A good system will operate on both principles. Wireless for the smaller hand held devices and hard wire for the work horse situations. I wouldn't even consider going strictly wireless.
That is exactly how I have my house wired. I have coax and 2 cat6's going to each spot where a tv will be. And I have another cat 6 in key rooms for a computer. In addition to my wireless.


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Old 07-09-2014, 02:57 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Seattle2k View Post
Ahem...I've been doing this stuff for 10 years...

Cat5 = up to 100mbps
Cat5e = up to 1000mbps (1Gbps), also less crosstalk than Cat5
Cat6 = up to 10Gbps, offers more interference protection.
Your numbers are actually off on 5e & 6. 5 is no longer a standard. Has not been for over 17 years.

Cat-5e can handle up to 10gb/s, Cat-6 up to 20gb/s as tested so far. Possibility of up to 50gb/s in a lab environment.


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