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cat 3 and cat 5 nics

By satans_minion_666 ·
hey could somebody please clarafiy the differance beteween a cat 3 and a cat 5 network card?

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by rapidad In reply to cat 3 and cat 5 nics

?Level 3? - Anixter?s initial way to ensure support for 10BASE-T {1989}
CAT 3 - 10BASE-T (16 MHz); Token Ring (4 Mbps) {EIA/TIA-568, 7/91}
CAT 4 - 16 Mbps Token Ring (20 MHz) {11/91, 1/94 as TSBs 36, 40 }
CAT 5 - 100BASE-T (?); 155 Mbps ATM (?) {11/91, 1/94}
CAT 5E - 100BASE-T; 1000-BASE-T (?) {11/99}
CAT 6 (Draft) - 1000BASE-T {mid-2003}???

from this we see a cat3 card would be 10 mbps and a cat5 would be a 100 mbps card, and a cat5e is a gigabit card. the wiring is different also but you just asked about the card.

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by fenaikh In reply to cat 3 and cat 5 nics

Hi
network interface card is an expansion adapter card which physically connects a computer to a network with a cable.There are many type of them. Usualy they are categorized by the connection type or medai and topolgy. Example are wireless, Ethernet, token ring and twisted pair, coax ect.

The "CAt" is a shortage of the word Categories.It is the Standard 568 that specify the CAT of twisted pair cabling systems used by the American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Association.The specifications describe the cable material as well as the types of connectors and junction blocks to be used in order to conform to a category. These Categories of twisted pair cabling systems are:
cat1 max data rate is < 1 Mbps and Used for tredetional telphone line
cat2 max data rate is 4 Mbps and Used for token ring networks
cat3 max data rate is 16 Mbps and Used for Voice and data on 10BASE-T Ethernet networks
cat4 max data rate is 20 Mbps and Used for 16 Mbps Token Ring networks
cat5 (2 pair) max data rate is 100 Mbps and Used for 100 Mbps TPDDI, 155 Mbps ATM
cat5 (4 pair) max data rate is 1000 Mbps and Used for Gigabit Ethernet
Cat5e max data rate is 100 Mbpsand Used for 100 Mbps TPDDI, 155 Mbps ATM
cat6 200-250 MHz and Used for super fast broadband applications

Good luck

Mohamed

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