Originally Posted by qasdfdsaq
Cat5 cable is certified to carry gigabit reliably up to the maximum allowed length of an ethernet segment - 100 metres.
My experience of using cat5 cables is they often do not work at gigabit speeds. Yes they are certified I know. But it was borderline running 1000-baseT on cat5 hence the cat5e standard was introduced. I'm simply saying rather than getting into the technicalities and stubborness of "it should work on cat5 fine" wouldn't it be easier to recommend to the OP to simply buy a cat5e / cat6 cable to maximize the chance of it working for him, given the cost between them is nothing.