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Gigabit Home/office Network

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#1 deanpcmad


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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:28 PM


How do I set up a Gigabit Home/Office Network?

We have a 10/100 Netgear Wireless Router with 1 PC connected to it (I think its got a 10/100 NIC on board).
I am going to set up a Server as well so would it be best to put a Gigabit NIC into it?
Do you need special Network cables to do it or can you use standard CAT5 cables?

What do I need to buy?



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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

Well you really dont need a Gigabit anything for a home network. If you have a BUSINESS serving over 50 computers, sure it would be great to get a gigabit switch/router. But if it is just for home, keep your 10/100. Even if your server has a gigabit network adapter, it will automatically go at 100 MBPS.

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