Yes you will get a connection. 1000baseT was based to run on Cat 5 cable but can not run at the gigabyte speeds. Cat5e can run at or very close to 1000baseT speeds. It is rated for 1000baseT networks and should operate just fine. If you wanted to the next step is Cat6 cable but I don't think you would notice a speed difference between the two.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: November 2, 2010 1:32 pm by FrankTheTank1,200 pts.