1950 dell server - cable type query

Posted on 2013-01-27
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hi i have bought a 1950 dell server to setup windows 2008 & wanted to know as it did not even occur to me!!

on the rear of my 1950 dell server there are 2 x gb ports, but wanted to know as i dont have cat 6 cables, which presumably only provide for 1000 or upto network connectivity.

qns1. can i use a cat 5 type cable for 10/100 mbs at least while setting things up or until ive bought this cat 6 ?
Question by:mikey250
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smckeown777 earned 2000 total points
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GB ports work with Cat5e, you don't need CAT6 to do this...unless you actually only have old style CAT5 cables(which I doubt)

So you are ok with using CAT5E cables(these are the most common these days)

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hi smckeown, i think i actually have cat 5 & not cat 5e.  when i get round to setting this up as i have not started the install on my 1950 yet, then i will be able to try!!! just wanted to know in advance otherwise i will have to go buy a cat 5e then!!!
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smckeown777 earned 2000 total points
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Ah cool, yes it will work at the slower speed then(strange you have CAT5 and not E...haven't come across too many places that still have the older type that's all!)

Good luck...

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thanks for that input!!!

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sound advice!!  appreciated!!

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