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[Amazon Canada] BUFFALO BS-MP2008 8-Port Multi Gigabit Switch 2.5/5/10 GbE [$567.37]

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[Amazon Canada] BUFFALO BS-MP2008 8-Port Multi Gigabit Switch 2.5/5/10 GbE [$567.37]

Great price if you need a 8-port 10 Gbps switch. Lowest I have seen from a 10 GBase-T switch.
Alternatively you may want to consider the MikroTik CRS305-1G-4S+ but you may need transceivers to convert to RJ45.
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Interesting it says "Attain 2.5Gbps / 5Gbps speed without the need to upgrade to CAT6 cabling". Does that mean 5Gbps using CAT5e cables? Not that familiar and I though 1Gbps was the max for CAT5e.
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Britex wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:44 am
Interesting it says "Attain 2.5Gbps / 5Gbps speed without the need to upgrade to CAT6 cabling". Does that mean 5Gbps using CAT5e cables? Not that familiar and I though 1Gbps was the max for CAT5e.
I ain't expert either, but it seems it boils down to distance:
https://www.universalnetworks.co.uk/blo ... ver-cat5e/
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Not sure if these changes over the years but if your home lab is like near where you work you might want to re-think this one... It's very loud beast or at least was before.
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Britex wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:44 am
Interesting it says "Attain 2.5Gbps / 5Gbps speed without the need to upgrade to CAT6 cabling". Does that mean 5Gbps using CAT5e cables? Not that familiar and I though 1Gbps was the max for CAT5e.
Seems to use a new standard IEEE802.3bz that allows higher throughput through CAT5e (up to 2.5Gbps). The rest of your network hardware would of course need to be compliant as well (NICs, etc).

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