Network cabling requirements for high-speed data transfer

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What are the networking cabling requirement to cater high speed data transfer between the clients to the network backbone?

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Depends on your business requirements and your client’s needs. Most cabling is CAT6E with gigabit capacity switches and NIC’s. The network backbones may be 10Gb fiber. You will need to consider distance and budget too.

If you have the money, get the latest, the latest that has a clear roadmap for the future.
If not, then step back and think of various options as outlined.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    802.11g and n wireless may suffice as well. It all just depends on your business and technical needs.
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  • BlankReg
    This question is much more about the loading and bandwidth capabilities of the server than the client. If the server is heavily loaded it is the bottleneck, not the connection from the client to the backbone. A network should be looked at end-to-end, and not just a single element. 100Mbps is usually more than sufficient for client access to a network. As Kevin said, wireless may be sufficient. Look at the requirements from the applications, and then make a judgement. The server and network backbone need to be the fastest links, usually 1Gb/s or even 10Gb/s, but they also need to have server hardware capable of handling this quantity of data, otherwise it will not achieve this throughput. If we all get Formula 1 (or Champ/Nascar) cars, we will all still drive at the same speed as before if the road is still congested and there is only one (slow) exit from the Motorway (Freeway).
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  • Kevin Beaver
    BlankReg makes a very good point regarding throughput versus bandwidth that's often overlooked. You've got to consider both.
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