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network bandwidth question

From: mowgli
Sent on: Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:56 PM
i am using gigabit powerline adapters but the question is the same if i used premise wiring vs powerline.

my powerline adapters are gigabit on both ends of the connection (ie adapter in my room & adapter in room with LAN switch), so:
  1. if my cable from adapter to PC is cat5e, do i still get the max speed gigabit offers?
  2. what if cable from switch to its adapter is cat5e?  switch does have a gigabit port but i am just using the rj45 port.
  3. & what if cable from switch to ISPs router is a cat5e?
basically i am trying to determine which, if any, cables i should upgrade to improve data speeds on the LAN.  educate me to your like/patience!  googling it gives me all kinds of mixed feedback so i remain confused.

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