We're bring in a machine (IBM) and they are insisting on shieleded cable for the Gig ethernet connections. Their argument is for FCC emination requirements. We will be connecting to Cisco 65xx 10/100/1000 modules.
- Doesn't STP have a higher impeadance (150 ohm) vs 100 for UTP. If so, does the electronics adjust to it automatically.
- Does STP usually come as solid core? We're going to put in massive amounts of this patch cable in and plumbing solid core into a 6509 with stiff solid core patch cables will be a pain.
We've been happily putting in gobs of Cat5e UTP for other Gig connections with no problem, IBM just loves to go "by the book".
I've scanned Cisco's site to see what they had to say, nada.
Thanks for any replies.
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