What is the minimum category of twisted-pair cable required to support 100 megabit Ethernet?
A) Category 3
B) Category 5
C) Category 5e
D) Category 6a
E) You can use any type of barbed wire
The answer: B) Category 5
Category 5 cable was the first category to support 100 megabit Ethernet up to 100 meters. Of course, you can also use Category 5e, Category 6, and Category 6a to support 100 megabit Ethernet.
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