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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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How could I identify the usable Cat-5 pairs in this mess of torn-out wiring?

When the previous occupants vacated my new lab space they did a number on the Cat-5 wiring that had previously been installed. The baseboard jacks at the other end of this mess appear to be okay, ...
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How can I wire my case fans to be powered by my PSU and not motherboard?

My case fans are plugged into my motherboard and I have no more slots for fans. I read from a source on yahoo answers I should wire all my case fans to a molex 4 pin adapter--and plug that directly ...
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Ethernet run tests green but won't connect

I have a single ethernet run at home that I just added. I have a cable tester that tests for pin/pair crossover or miswired pins. The entire line tests green (all 4 LEDs light up green on the tester) ...
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Network cable third pair not firing - can I switch pairs?

Is it true that computers only need three of the four pairs to transmit data? I have the third pair on a very long wire, goes through conduit, etc. Can I switch one of the pairs and make it work? ...
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Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?

Is there any easy way to straigten the pairs in a cat 6 cable? I've been making network cables lately, and I was wondering if there was a trick other than just a lot of practice for straigtening out ...
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In ear headphones with a long cable

I'm looking for some in ear headphones with a long cable (no more than 3m). Is their such a product out there? I'm looking to spend no more than £30 ($50) If not could someone reccomend me some ...
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3answers
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What is the best way to go about running Cat6 over 100 meters?

I have two building about 300 meters apart that I would like to network together using Cat6. I would prefer to wire them together instead of using wireless if possible. Please let me know of any ...
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Running cat5 cable outdoors

I'm trying to extend my network to an unconnected garage that's about 20 yards away from my house. What's the best way to do this? Is there special outdoor-rated cat5e/cat6 I should use? If put it ...