Cisco: Upgrade Your Cat5e Cable Without Ever Touching A Wall
Today is the 17 year anniversary of my first video download. In September 1999, I was so excited to use the new robust 802.11a for an incredible 11 mbps download.
Do you remember wireless networking 1999? Back then, if you had challenges at 11 mbps to download a video what did you do? You went to look for the wire. You plugged your laptop into the Ethernet port. That’s what everyone did and it’s why we had Cat5 Ethernet ports being installed in virtually every cubicle across the world. For most of us, this approach of “going to the wire” continued through 802.11n until just recently. Up until a year ago, my kids were still plugging in their PS4s to Ethernet ports for a better gaming experience. But 802.11ac Wave 2 changes the things completely.
With 802.11ac Wave 2, wireless has now exceeded the capacity of the wired infrastructure. It did this by breaking the Cat5e barrier of 1 gigabit. So now, it’s the wire that becomes the bottleneck in a growing network.
Read the entire article here, Upgrade Your Cat5e Cable Without Ever Touching A Wall
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.