I saw in one of the editionis of MaxPC (maybe 2-3 issues ago) someone asked about going gigabit from a older 10/100 config (i think it was in the ASk The Doctor section). Anyway, I remember something about the response of the question saying something about 'as long as you have Cat5e or Cat6 cable, you can run a network at Gb speeds even with a 10/100 switch.'
Is this in fact true?? I thought even the switch/router had to be "10/100/100 Gigabit" certified to run at bandwidth. I know that with the wiring you need Cat5e or Cat6 (or higher) to run at Gb speeds, but this sounded strange to me??? (I could be wrong, though.)
Reason for asking is that it sort of goes against everything I've been told about wiring a Gb network... as in you HAVE to use all gigabit-labelled hardware to get true 1Gb speeds, and that any hardware that is does not support Gb speeds (like a 10/100 hub/switch/router) will slow evertying to that speed.