10g Linksys Ethernet Switches

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by knoll, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. knoll

    knoll LI Guru Member

    Are there any 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet switches from Linksys available or comming up soon? I simply couldn't find them on the pages.
    Any hint is welcome,
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    Has the 10g Standard even been finalized yet? Last I heard they were waiting for Cat 7 to be finalized with the new connector (diff than RJ-45 but backwards compatible).
  3. knoll

    knoll LI Guru Member

    ae for fibre; an for tp

    The 10g standard had been finalized back in 2002 under 802.3ae. However, it only defined fibre cabling in the first hand, which to my understanding would be easier to handle than tweaked cat6a cabling, anyway. Prices for opticals unfortunately remained high and a task force for twisted pair was organized. Its work has recently been completed and will be published this year.

    Nonetheless, there are 10g products available and I simply wanted to know, whether Linksys offers some as well.
    Please let me know as soon as they become available.

  4. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    I assumed you meant 10g over UTP, which I don't think anyone has, nor do I believe the standard is finalized yet.
  5. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Re: ae for fibre; an for tp

    Sure, I'll make it my highest priority :roll:

    If your that desperate to know when Linksys are releasing their 10gb products then why don't you contact them directly :unsure:
  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    maybe he hasnt made friends with the indian employees, they can be rather stubborn with their american names and scripts asking how the weather is
  7. knoll

    knoll LI Guru Member

    10g ethernet on Cu is just a few meters down the road

    @RTSAnime & TazUk: Thank you for your comments. Here are my two cents to them.
    1. I emailed Linksys and wait for their reply.
    2. 10g over UTP Cat5e RJ45 is not far away - taking into account, that there are chips available for it.
  8. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    over cat5e wtf?!?!?! wow. I assumed minimum would be cat6 and only for short distances.
  9. knoll

    knoll LI Guru Member

    Yes, RTSAnime, I couldn't believe my eyes either - but that's what the chip promises.
    As far as the standard is concerned, I am also informed about cat6 being the minimum requirement.
    Please keep me informed, when you come across similar chips or have news from the IEEE front.
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