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Urgent Networking Question
WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
5542 posts
So I went to CA and got that readynas and some HDDs as well as ordering a 20m cat6 cable to go with it, I've gotten home to discover they've given me a Cat5 instead (though charging me for Cat5). I need to get this thing installed using some cable covers today and they close at 3. Is it worth taking it back or will I find no difference anyway? both my router and the readynas are gigabit.
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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
18514 posts
No difference, I've got a readynas NV+ and it barely even makes 200 megabits / second when transferring stuff. They're a slow POS.

e: Actually maybe over 20m it might matter, my NV+ is connected to the switch through a 30cm patch cable cat5e I think
01:17pm 22/05/11 Permalink
Persay
Brisbane, Queensland
7263 posts
use cat5

call ca get credit for diff in price

i thought cat6 was mainly for futureproofing anyway
01:27pm 22/05/11 Permalink
WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
5543 posts
thanks, that will save me having to take it back, I only got charged for the Cat5 so not money lost
02:42pm 22/05/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
10963 posts
yeah cat6 isn't going to make a difference when you're not going to be able to transfer data anywhere near the 1000 megabit connection limit
your readynas probably does 200~mbit per second, the cable is capable of 1000mbit
if you had a fully sick nas with more drives it might come close, but even then it would hardly be worth the drive back
02:45pm 22/05/11 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
4938 posts
There is about two fifths of f*** all difference you will notice the way in which you are implementing it

Only real difference is a separation barrier between the pairs and some tighter twists to reduce cross talk

Cat5 is fine

beaten by teq

last edited by HerbalLizard at 14:46:40 22/May/11
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`ViPER`
Brisbane, Queensland
3930 posts
It will be cat5-E anyway, and that doest realy have any issues doing gigabit connections, expecially over 20mtrs.

CAT6 just means you dont have to worry about interference from electrical etc over longer runs.
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HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
4941 posts
Minor correction viper the tighter twists are to reduce cross talk among the pairs, interference issues you would would use stp cat5/6 instead of utp

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kr0wb4r
Brisbane, Queensland
885 posts
There is about two fifths of f*** all difference


I highly approve of this euphemism, though I like to say five eights of f*** all.
04:11pm 22/05/11 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
1805 posts
I highly approve of this euphemism

my dad always used "three fifths of five eighths of f*** all"

also take the cable back, although there's bugger all difference speed wise, you asked for cat6, paid for cat6 and you got 5...
04:33pm 22/05/11 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
19345 posts
He didn't pay for cat6.
04:48pm 22/05/11 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
18515 posts
There is about two fifths of f*** all difference you will notice the way in which you are implementing it

Only real difference is a separation barrier between the pairs and some tighter twists to reduce cross talk

Cat5 is fine

beaten by teqlast edited by HerbalLizard at 14:46:40 22/May/11
Actually, you're both beaten by me. B******.
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DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
1807 posts
He didn't pay for cat6

i see that, whoopsie
06:34pm 22/05/11 Permalink
Phase
Gold Coast, Queensland
843 posts
I think I was at the counter beside you, I was buying a bunch of TV Tuner gear for my media centre.
I can confirm you did specifically ask for Cat6 as well.

Oh and I agree with the comments, you will not notice a difference.
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jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7175 posts
pretty funny urgent thread imo
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WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
5544 posts
That's worthy of a spotted thread Phase.


I've hooked it all up and indeed noticed f***all difference. I had to put it in a cable cover and stick it to the wall, I needed to know whether it was worth taking back before I did that otherwise I'd have to take it all out again.
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