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For sure, test before you go through the effort of replacing. Also, what Angrybutcher said. The higher throughput is nice but I don't think most of us ever get close to using it unless you are one that likes to do a lot of large file transfers or have a ton of traffic, which most home users don't.

~10MB/s can become quite a bottleneck on home systems especially if you run a media, file, or backup server.

Stream HD can take 6MB/s so a media server would be able to stream only close to two simutaneously.

A system back up would take 3-5 times as long. If you have mutliple computers, backups could be running all day due to bottleneck.
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~10MB/s can become quite a bottleneck on home systems especially if you run a media, file, or backup server.

Stream HD can take 6MB/s so a media server would be able to stream only close to two simutaneously.

A system back up would take 3-5 times as long. If you have mutliple computers, backups could be running all day due to bottleneck.
So you're implying Cat5 only supports to about 10MB/s?.. So much mixed information, does anyone really know? Well I'm about to find out...
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10 mbps yes, but who only gets that speed? You are at least getting 100, hell wireless does 54 most of the time. I honestly don't think it's going to be a problem. I do run a media server (of sorts) and have never experienced a bottleneck over cat 5, although from my server to the router is cat 5e and getting gb speed.
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So you're implying Cat5 only supports to about 10MB/s?.. So much mixed information, does anyone really know? Well I'm about to find out...
No, I'm not saying that at all. CAT5 is rated for 100Mbps at 100m but it still can support 1Gbps at much shorter runs.

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10 mbps yes, but who only gets that speed? You are at least getting 100, hell wireless does 54 most of the time. I honestly don't think it's going to be a problem. I do run a media server (of sorts) and have never experienced a bottleneck over cat 5, although from my server to the router is cat 5e and getting gb speed.
It's ~10MB/s... not 10Mbps.....

802.11g does not do 54Mbps full-duplex. All standard wifi is half-duplex while Ethernet is full-duplex. Furthermore, wifi will not always negoiate the highest speed due to interference either.

Again, try running a PC backup on 100Mbps vs 1Gbps. Try switching your media server to 100Mbps and see what happens when you try running a few HD streams.
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No, I'm not saying that at all. CAT5 is rated for 100Mbps at 100m but it still can support 1Gbps at much shorter runs.
It's ~10MB/s... not 10Mbps.....

802.11g does not do 54Mbps full-duplex. All standard wifi is half-duplex while Ethernet is full-duplex. Furthermore, wifi will not always negoiate the highest speed due to interference either.

Again, try running a PC backup on 100Mbps vs 1Gbps. Try switching your media server to 100Mbps and see what happens when you try running a few HD streams.

I'll take the correction, I'm not an expert by any means. Just going off of personal experience. I am aware of the wireless half duplex, it was just an example. I guess I could try switching my media server to the slower speed to see what would happen but to keep on topic, cat5 should be fine for the speed the OP needs correct?
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I'll tell you right now that termination won't run at gigabit. Those need to be a LOT tighter for punchdown with minimal untwisting.
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Always buy the best cable you can afford. I always go CAT 6.

That isn't the best cable you can afford, I would buy at least Cat6a for 'standardized 10 gbit' moving forward.
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