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 Question by Dave Cox posted 25 Jun 2002
 Home Networking
I would like to setup a gigbit home network I am using a linksys 10/100 broadband router with 3 pcs. My question is how can I set up the gigabit network while still using my 10/100 cable router to access the internet?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 27 Jun 2002
Dear Dave,

The speed of the network is pretty much determined by the maximum speed of the devices connected. So, if your router also acts as a switch, which very ofter is the case, you are limited to 100MBit/s because that's the top speed the switch can support. On the other hand, if you are looking to get your wiring ready for Gigabit Ethernet implemetation when you will get the proper equipment, you have to make sure that the wiring is compliant with Category 5E specifications. We have tons of information on this site about CAT5E, so please browse our pages. I'm sure you'll be able to find information on how to build a CAT5E system.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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