| 12:16 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Neither - I'd install Cat 6, which supports Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) (along with 10Mbps/100Mbps/Phones).
Most office networks are running happily at 100Mbps so you've built in plenty of room for growth, at almost no more cost installing Cat 5.
Just my 2c worth
| 1:00 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
When we moved into an office a couple of years ago this question was brought up. We ended up installing this hollow tubing throughout alongside Cat6 for when we wanted to finally install fibre. Apparantly they could push the fibre through without having to take up the floor again. The cost was literally pennies and was quite a good future proofing idea.
| 1:28 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
bateman beat me to it! We just built a new house and installed PVC throughout so we can run new cabling in the future.
With wireless becoming more and more prevalent though, I'm not sure how much worry we need to place on any of this stuff.
| 1:53 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
PVC is a great idea - is it really that easy to "push" cables through it though? Don't things get stuck?
|With wireless becoming more and more prevalent though, I'm not sure how much worry we need to place on any of this stuff. |
Security is still an issue for an office, if not so much in the home.
| 2:02 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Don't think wireless will easily match the speeds that you need for transporting multi gb files around as well!
| 3:09 pm on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Security is still an issue for an office, if not so much in the home. |
A hugely overlooked issue at that. Plus, cable saves you the hassle of wave interference, crossing networks, and it's always faster and more reliable -- wireless is great , but only when you *need* it!