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Posted by jdfs on 06-21-2003 10:48 AM:

I'm sure there are servers that can take full advantage of the gigabit ethernet, but Tivo won't. I agree there should be a 10/100 port on the Tivo, that would be great. I don't see any reason to put anything faster. I don't think they would make all the other changes to the hardware to make gigabit beneficial. The same bottle neck would be there, the Tivo would just be using a fraction of the available bandwidth. But that doesn't stop you from running the rest of your network at gigabit speeds.

I've seen many papers that even say CAT5, not CAT5e, works with gigabit, but maybe those were older papers, or just have distance limitations. Obviously, if you're going to install a network at a corporation, you are not going to take any chances. If I already had CAT5 or CAT5e wire in the house, though, I would give it a try. Don't forget, the clock rate on gigabit is not really ten times faster then 100Mb. It's been a long time since I looked at it, but I believe it uses multiple pairs and more thresholds (which of course requires a cleaner signal), to up the bit rate. But you probably knew that already.


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