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 Question by Ryan Polster posted 28 Jan 2005
 Cable and Patch Panel
I have Cat5e cable ran throught my house. I have just bought a cat 6 patch panel. Will i still be able to use my cat5e wire in my house with the cat6 patch panel? Will there be any issues?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 28 Jan 2005
Dear Ryan,

Using higher grade components should never be a problem and may improve the overall performance of the link. All other particaular are the same between category 5e and 6 including color codes, etc.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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