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That is fiber though, and does not use the RJ45 connector that most everything uses.

If the device only supports RJ45 it isn't worthwhile smile.gif
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I don't get why we would use a slower networking standard as the new default than one that already offers faster speeds and has been out for nearly a decade.

Because it's still faster that the status quo and is cheaper. That's how 10 gigabit over copper started. There were already faster fiber solutions, but fiber is a pain.

That said, were I building something from scratch, I'd probably go with at least CAT 7a cabling and 10GbE, with the ability to upgrade to 40GbE in a few years.
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Funny thing is I just wired my house with Cat6. It was the same cost basically as cat5e. I did this back in July 2016.

I'm just glad I was smart enough to put in PVC conduit going up to my attic so when I do upgrade from Cat6 or run more lines it's a simple endeavor. Won't have to cut out large sections of drywall again to make new runs. I'm glad my house has a crawl space as well, to make runs on the first floor relatively easy as long as you don't mind a few spiders.

I will take all the speed upgrades I can get, my network nas backup could operate much faster. 1gbps isn't enough to max transfer speeds. Heck 2.5gbps or 5gbps isn't either really. Will greatly improve speeds though though network teaming with out all the extra cost of going to fiber. Will also allow for much higher resolution security POE cameras.
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Are there any estimates on pricing for future routers with this standard? Couldn't find anything in the source.
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Funny thing is I just wired my house with Cat6. It was the same cost basically as cat5e. I did this back in July 2016.

I'm just glad I was smart enough to put in PVC conduit going up to my attic so when I do upgrade from Cat6 or run more lines it's a simple endeavor. Won't have to cut out large sections of drywall again to make new runs. I'm glad my house has a crawl space as well, to make runs on the first floor relatively easy as long as you don't mind a few spiders.

I will take all the speed upgrades I can get, my network nas backup could operate much faster. 1gbps isn't enough to max transfer speeds. Heck 2.5gbps or 5gbps isn't either really. Will greatly improve speeds though though network teaming with out all the extra cost of going to fiber. Will also allow for much higher resolution security POE cameras.

Nice idea with the conduit biggrin.gif

I'll definitely do the same when designing my house. Just run some fish tape with the cable tied to it and BAM.

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Eh, depends on the house.

....um, a house? Sorry, but consumers using wired networking are such a tiny percent of this they are basically irrelevant. Enterprise is the only thing that matters.

My work, for example, has around 700 cat5e drops spread out over ~200000sq ft of shop floor. This standard becoming commonplace will save us a lot of money in the long run.
    
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....um, a house? Sorry, but consumers using wired networking are such a tiny percent of this they are basically irrelevant. Enterprise is the only thing that matters.

My work, for example, has around 700 cat5e drops spread out over ~200000sq ft of shop floor. This standard becoming commonplace will save us a lot of money in the long run.

lol. If you're enterprise and only on 1 GbE you're doing it wrong.
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lol. If you're enterprise and only on 1 GbE you're doing it wrong.

10GB backbone to servers and SAN's sure. 1gb is plenty for end users.
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10GB backbone to servers and SAN's sure. 1gb is plenty for end users.

Exactly this. It's why this 5 GbE thing is next to useless.
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lol. If you're enterprise and only on 1 GbE you're doing it wrong.

Depends on what you do IMO.


My company still uses Cat5E for new installs all the time. A PLC or other controls don't need bandwidth. They just need to be able to communicate with eachother. Cat5E is all you need for that. It won't be any different 20years from now either.
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