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why haven't ethernet connectors changed?
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
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.