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Differences Between the 1000BASE-T and the 1000BASE-TX Standards
Last updated: 2/8/04

Q. What is the main difference between the IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T and the ANSI/TIA 854 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet standards?

A. Cat 5e cabling can be used with the 1000BASE-T standard. 1000BASE-TX requires Cat 6 cabling. The 1000BASE-TX standard can also be implemented with simpler electronics.

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