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 Question by Donald Osumi posted 13 Aug 2005
 cat6 network cable
Can I replace cat5e cables with cat6 cables. Will I need new hardware or can I just plug in to existing ports
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 14 Aug 2005
Dear Donald,

Category 6 is backward compatible to category 5e so you do not have to upgrade everything just because you are introducing some category 6 components to a category 5e system. Your overall category rating will be as high as the lowest components.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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