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Will 10 Gigabit work with Cat5e? - 10Gbe HomeLab Network Upgrade!

Will 10 Gigabit work with Cat5e? - 10Gbe HomeLab Network Upgrade!

After deciding to upgrade my “old” 24 PoE switch to a new 48 port PoE switch with 4 SFP+ ports, I decided to check to see if my old house with old Cat5e network wiring will work at 10 gigabit speeds! If this works, I will have a 10 Gbe network connection from my PCs to my HomeLab server rack!

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Items in this video

Intel Server Adapter X540-T1 - https://ebay.us/mQCVfl

USW-PRO-48-POE - https://amzn.to/3PbuFYf

Patch Panel - https://amzn.to/3yuBduk

Slim Patch Cables - https://amzn.to/3yvdmdO

10GBase-T SFP+ Transceiver - https://amzn.to/3atGdHB

Server Rack - https://amzn.to/3AKfj8S

Cat5e Spool (you should buy cat 6) - https://amzn.to/3PwNeX9

Cat6 Spool - https://amzn.to/3Pgk6TC

RJ45 Keystone Jacks - https://amzn.to/3IxwMDG

SFP+ DAC - https://amzn.to/3Pg96py

iperf

Install

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install iperf

on the remote machine

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iperf -s

then on another machine

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iperf -c 192.168.0.104 # ip of the remote machine

⚙️ See all the hardware I recommend at https://l.technotim.live/gear

🚀 Don’t forget to check out the 🚀Launchpad repo with all of the quick start source files

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