Can I do the following with a Cat5e and cat6 mix?
Posted on 2012-04-03
Can I get comments on the following please:
Network has 30x DELL pc's all capable of Gigabit aparts from 3x laptops that run at 100MBit.
2x 100MBit with 2x Gigbit ports.
Client will be moving and are getting cabling organised now for new offices.
Can the client get Cat6 cabling done in all trunking etc.... and run the network at 100MBit until Switches are upgraded...
Will server network be ok at Gigabit on Gigabit ports and NOT drop slow for laptops etc.... or will it degrade whole network when laptops are in use?
New Gigabit switches are organised... Network runs at Gigabit and again laptops run at 100MBit and DO NOT slow down network when in use?
Or should I be dealing with this differently.
100MBit switch for 100Mbit Laptops and Wireless devices and appliances. This gets plugged into Gigabit port of new gigabit switches and then I will have a Gigabit everywhere but few 100MBit devices and appliances.
Looking for best and affordable option. Cat6 cabling is included in move so that bit is not an issue.
Just don't want to hinder network.. Need quick comments please. LOTS of experience with Cat5E, switches, trunking and cabling.. Never had to deal with Cat6 in anger so feel a little in the dark...