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    Maximum Bitrate SiGmA_X's Avatar
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    Eth.. I can buy 1000 feet of Cat5e cable for $70 and a decent Intel NIC for $15. With eth, I can achieve speeds of +4Mb/s from my P2/400MHz (Linux) to my Duron 1.3GHz (Linux) servers, via Apache. Using Samba I can get 5Mb/s So I think eth is plenty fast.

    Using wireless, 802.11g, I get 1.5Mb/s from my servers to my computer (Wired -> AP -> Wireless) so there is nothing wrong with that. So when I start up my car, and I am thinking about what to listen to, I can be syncing my songs.. If I have a new DIVX to load onto the system, I could just bring it on CD or wait for the WLAN to transfer it (Compressed, prob 5min..)
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    About five years ago I bought a 150' Cat5 crossover for 25.00 I thought that was a good deal. They are not difficult to create if you want to. You can even find a web page that will tell you how. but If you make sure that both ends are wired the same, then it will work for you. I'm looking for the website now.

    Pinout for the RJ45 connector (suggested wire colors)
    ---------- ------------------------------------------

    1 |-- | 8 |brown or brown/white---|\
    2 |-- | 7 |--white/brown----------| \
    3 |-- ---- 6 |green or green/white---| \
    4 |-- | 5 |blue or blue white-----| -
    5 |-- | 4 |--white/blue-----------| _CABLE
    6 |-- ---- 3 |--white/green----------| /
    7 |-- | 2 |orange or orange/white-| /
    8 |-- | 1 |--white/orange---------|/

    ---------- ---------------------------------------------
    VIEWED FROM END VIEWED FROM TOP (opposite the retaining clip)

    Well, I didn't find the page I was looking for, but this will do.


    Oh hey, I found this too. somebody was looking for serial cable recommendations.
    Data rate (bps) Distance (m)
    2400 60
    4800 30
    9600 15
    19200 7.6
    38400 3.7
    56000 2.6



    Quote Originally Posted by nzKAOSnz
    (damn imperial) - but......
    Cat5e/cat6 about NZ 50c/metre
    Connections, <NZ$1 ea
    one/two cans of beer to get a sparky with the crimp tool to do it....

    thats one cheap cable. btw, cat5 is rated up to gigabyte ethanet cards not too cheap yet tho

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    dude- is that a crossover or a straight cable? as for me, i jst look at a cable i already have

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    Alien8 hasn't posted anything else since 1999...

    wow

    time to lock the thread

    I've got some yellow liquid for your popcorn and it's non-dairy too...

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    That's a straight cable, for crossover I think you flip the orange/white brown/white. I think! I usually just buy what I need!
    Peter

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    What color is where doesn't matter at all for a cable. You just need to match the pins up, and for crossover's you flip 6 with 8 or something like that..
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    Yea, thats what I said in an earlier post. Did you notice the date of the thread start? October 1999?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    What color is where doesn't matter at all for a cable. You just need to match the pins up, and for crossover's you flip 6 with 8 or something like that..

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    Yes I did notice that, both parts
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    there is a reason why they use a certain colour layout.
    1. if you have a 100m long network cable running from one end of a building to another, makes it easier to remember how the plug should go, rather than checking again
    2. the colors are in pairs. the way they have been made is so that they dont get too much interferance from outside sources/each other if they are done correctly.

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    Yes, but most cables that companys tech's install are color-coded themselves.. At least that is what I have found when working with techs of a DSL company.. Their DSL company has each tech use the same code, but its not the norm its one they like
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