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What happens when Gigabit switches are connected over an old CAT5 cable?

If two gigabit switches are connected using an old CAT5 (not CAT5e) cable, will they slow their connection down to 100 Mbit/s?
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Gigabit Switch Is Slow In One Direction, Fast In Opposite Direction

I have a desktop and a laptop connected by a network switch. Both have Gigabit network cards. My old (Netgear) Fast Ethernet switch gives equal throughput in both directions for file copying ...
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NIC works at 100Mb, not 1Gb - how to diagnose?

I have a (crappy) home media server with an onboard NVIDIA MCP77 Gigabit LAN chip (under Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid). This is connected to a Virgin Media SuperHub (VMDG480) which contains a gigabit switch via ...
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Software or hardware issue?

I'm having a strange problem on my mac pro (first 8-core) where my network speed is dreadfully slow when connected with Ethernet. Internet connections are about 10% of maximum speed and computer to ...