why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 05:16:40 UTC 2012


On 12/20/12, Wayne E Bouchard <web at typo.org> wrote:

> Really, it will remain that way until the bandwidth needs from the
> desktop begin to push the GE threshold. Until then, why bother
> changing anything? When that does happen, it'll pretty well deal with
> itself.

At which point the 8P8C connectors on desktops and laptops changes from RJ45 to
SFP+ cage  with  LC connector,   or  direct-attach SFP+   between
laptop and    "active"  fabric extender in the nearby wall jack;  fed
by fiber, with 10G-SR optical...

Because the  copper spec for >1gig  was  10GBase-CX4;  much heavier than Cat5.
And there won't be much tolerance for the copper 15 meter distance
limit in any case.

> -Wayne
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-JH



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