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I'm planing on switching to a 1gb/s connection as it is around 20 us where i live.
Would i need a killer nic to use fibre? or would my mobo's lan port be enough?
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Originally Posted by Aircon View Post
I'm planing on switching to a 1gb/s connection as it is around 20 us where i live.
Would i need a killer nic to use fibre? or would my mobo's lan port be enough?
( mobo : gigabyte x58a ud3r.)
It will be fine, but are you sure you're getting 1gb into your house? And not just sharing a 1gb line?

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You need a special NIC to use an optical fiber input. Search for: Fiber NIC, you will find some.
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Ironically, killer nic would help the most when you can only get a slow internet speed .

@ Angelo: They will probably give him a modem that converts the fiber into standard RJ45 ethernet.
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Ironically, killer nic would help the most when you can only get a slow internet speed .

@ Angelo: They will probably give him a modem that converts the fiber into standard RJ45 ethernet.
I understand that, but will the bandwidth of the RJ45 be enough to support the full data the fiber pushes?
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Fiber is pointless for small short runs... cat5E gigabit is fine as is your onboard nic...

You won't even need fiber for 10Gbit/s ethernet...

hope you can afford a 1Gbit/s internet connection, my company pays about $4500 a month for ours...
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I understand that, but will the bandwidth of the RJ45 be enough to support the full data the fiber pushes?
Yes, he said it was going to be gigabit .
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Okay then, I was just thinking about the conversion that happens after the modem, and if it would be faster if it was fiber all the way.
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For the most part fiber optic Internet comes in as a rj11 ( phone cord). But unless you are getting the magical google fiber you will not be getting gigabit Internet.

Cat5e is more then fast enough for any connection in the USA . Most modems only have a 100 megibit rj45 plug in them anyways.
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So basically use the modem that it comes with and use a higher end router or switch and i should be fine?
    
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