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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/26/2004  4:41 PM
Author:  digitalamish Number:  46768 of 131294



Will this happen today, tomorrow, in 5 years?

True, but after just upgrading to 100baseT, I don't see a need to go to Gigabit yet, and that's Cat5e. In addition Cat6 is fussy enough that it's not as easy to cap the ends easily yourself. Heck, I'd be happy with Cat5, 5e IS an upgrade. I like the idea of using the 'smurf tube' (I think that's what it was called). If I need fiber later, sobeit. Also, I already found a good supply of Cat5e. Check out http://www.compgeeks.com, and you can get 1000' of Cat5e, caps, crimper, and tester for $40! $80 will do the house, and leave lots of leftover patch cables.

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