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In my experience cheap (around $5) Cat5e/Cat6 does not attain gigabit transfer rate. Some cable manufacturers like to stamp Cat5e/Cat6 on there even though it does not have the necessary shielding. Cat6 is designed for gigabit network, unlike Cat5e is an extension to Cat5 standard.

OP -> Right click your network connection on the right hand corner to find out whether it is 100Mbps or 1000Mbps.
1 Gbps. So is that 1 gigabit? Does that mean I need cat6? Will my old Compaq even support that speed? I guess what I am asking is I am using some junk cat5 cable from my modem to router, and router to my sig rig, do I need to upgrade my cable? My internet is 15Mbps and upload is 1.5...not the greatest but the best in the area. So I guess 1 gigabit is faster than 15 megabits? So my home network speed should be really fast? Compared to my internet speeds? Sorry I am a network noob, and if this doesn't get answered here I will make a thread in networking, I didn't realize it would be a networking question.



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Edited by Ihasfip - 10/29/11 at 1:58am
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To have gigabit connection, everything must support gigabit.

Meaning PC Ethernet port, cable, and router all must support gigabit.

Gigabit increases LAN (file transfer between your home network) speed. It does NOT increase WAN (connection goes through modem) speed.

So your network connection is 1Gbps? Then you need not to do anything. You are already using gigabit connection.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 10/29/11 at 8:10am
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To have gigabit connection, everything must support gigabit.

Meaning PC Ethernet port, cable, and router all must support gigabit.

Gigabit increases LAN (file transfer between your home network) speed. It does NOT increase WAN (connection goes through modem) speed.

So your network connection is 1Gbps? Then you need not to do anything. You are already using gigabit connection.
Yea, thats what it says on my sig rig, the other one in the living room is wireless. I haven't checked it..but its slower. LOL

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post #14 of 17
Yes run a wire you'll have no issues streaming. Go with cat5e. If your gear is up to it you'll be running gigabit. If not it will be 100mbit. Either one is plenty.
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Wire is better than wireless.
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Yes run a wire you'll have no issues streaming. Go with cat5e. If your gear is up to it you'll be running gigabit. If not it will be 100mbit. Either one is plenty.
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Wire is better than wireless.
Bought 50 ft. of Cat6 cable. Its actually about 5 feet too short...but I have it rigged for the moment. Instant streaming, no buffering. Thanks guys, oh my sig rig is gigabit, the HTPC is only 100mbs.

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I just expanded my powerline network to my detached garage and I get full 100 mbit connection and instant streaming as well. I guess the benefits of going with a powerline kit are if you plan to add multiple devices.
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