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With powerline adapters on fibre optic broadband do you need extra fibre optic Ethernet cables?

The adapters handle upto 500mbps but to connect to them you need Ethernet cables. They come with standard rj45 cables but with fibre optic do i need to get different ones? Im guessing yes cos i was told standard cables burn out when used on fibre
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I'm not sure who told you standard Ethernet cable would burn out when used with fibre but it is completely incorrect.

For internal networking (anything after the modem/router) in homes there is no difference between having a fibre connection or any other connection (cable/DSL/dial up/satellite etc).
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Think about it like this.... when you have a fibre connection, it still has to go first to the modem. Once it hits the modem the rest of the line inside your house is just ethernet line. One of those ethernet lines coming off of the switch from your gateway/modem is then connected to the powerline adapter to transmit the signal to the adapter on the other end. Therefore what difference would having fibre up to your house have on transmitting data inside of your home network?
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The ultimate limiting factor for "giga-internet" is the Internet itself. There are servers who can support that kind of bandwidth sending to you, but in most cases you will be hard pressed finding something to max out even a 250mb Powerline Adapter (32MB/sec). You do not need any special cabling, other than ideally Cat5e or Cat6, but even Cat5 will run close to a gig in the typical "short" runs in a house.
 
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