Linked by JoanneRodgers on Thu 15th May 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now. He built it right before wireless happened. The big tunnels for all his wires - he doesn't need any of that stuff anymore." The article wasn't about networking, or even technology, but I was struck by that statement because it was echoed by several people when I was explaining that I was running many thousands of feet of cable in OSNews' "house of the future." "Is all that cable really necessary now that there's wireless everything?" people said. As much as I respect Martha Stewart's business and design acumen, neither she, nor those people who talked to me, know what they're talking about. When it comes to networking, there's no substitute for a wire, when a wire's available. -- This is the latest entry in our 2008 Article Contest.
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RE: Cat5e and 6
by progoth on Fri 16th May 2008 04:15 UTC in reply to "Cat5e and 6"
progoth
Member since:
2006-10-28

Cat6 cabling was about 30% more per foot at home depot than cat5e. What's worse was the ethernet jacks for the wall - cat6 was $10/jack compared to about $2 for cat5e. I figured I'll go with the more expensive option in case I still live here when 10gigE (or whatever is coming that requires cat6) arrives.

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RE[2]: Cat5e and 6
by chrono13 on Fri 16th May 2008 05:28 in reply to "RE: Cat5e and 6"
chrono13 Member since:
2006-10-25

Cat6 cabling was about 30% more per foot at home depot than cat5e. What's worse was the ethernet jacks for the wall - cat6 was $10/jack compared to about $2 for cat5e.

Thanks. That was the info I was looking for. The last time I bought some, they were somewhat close to each other. I'd wager the cat5e then was rather high priced where I was shopping.

Edited 2008-05-16 05:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Cat5e and 6
by ormandj on Sat 17th May 2008 02:32 in reply to "RE: Cat5e and 6"
ormandj Member since:
2005-10-09

You'll need cat6a to run 10gigE. ;) It goes for ~600-700$/300m for PVC, almost double that for plenum.

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