[ILUG] [less OT] Networking...
Christian van den Bosch
cjb at linux.ie
Wed Mar 10 16:35:31 GMT 2004
Niall O Broin wrote:
> I bet it's really easy to replace thos terminating resistors on the average
Coupla minutes' work for someone who can do surface-mount soldering.
> Talk about being penny wise and pound foolish. What's the betting that that
> job was being done by the lowest bidder?
Actually, this was a guy wiring up his *own* new offices. Spent
thousands on planning, building etc, and wouldn't shell out an extra
forty euros on a box of cat 5... madness.
> And now that I think about it, shouldn't you use Cat-6 for any new runs now?
Indeed. Actually I think he was using cat5e, which gigabit seems to work
okay on, though I haven't tried it over massive distances. Not that it
makes any difference when he's splitting it anyway...
Actually - to bring this back on topic - does anyone know of an mii-tool
equivalent that works on gigabit interfaces? I've tried googling for
the obvious gmii-tool but haven't found anything...
(MII is media independent interface for 10/100mbit; GMII is gigabit MII)
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