What is the minimum cabling requirement for a 100BaseTX network?

August 27, 2021 by Admin

What is the minimum cabling requirement for a 100BaseTX network?

  • Category 3 UTP cable
  • Category 5 UTP cable
  • Category 6 UTP cable
  • Multimode fiber cable

Explanation:

100BASE-TX is the predominant form of Fast Ethernet, and runs over two wire-pairs inside a category 5 or above cable.

100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T were both designed to require a minimum of Category 5 cable and also specify a maximum cable length of 100 meters. Category 5 cable has since been deprecated and new installations use Category 5e.

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