CAT 5E help

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 Question by Bill Green posted 03 Oct 2000
 CAT 5E help
My company has never installed CAT 5E. Our DSP-4000, which I know, can test for CAT 5E. I was just wondering is there anything specific that we should be concerned about with any new requirements or restrictions when it comes to installation. This will primarily be going into a house for home networking.

Thanks,
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 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 06 Oct 2000
Hi, Bill!

The installation rules for Cat5E are basically the same as for Cat5 cabling (see http://www.cabling-design.com/interaction/tips/30Aug20001.shtml).

The differences will surface during the testing. Cat5E requires testing for additional parameters non-existing in Cat5 specs. These parameters include PS-NEXT, return loss, FEXT, ELFEXT .

For testing Cat5E, you need a Level II-E tester. DSP-4000 is OK for this requirement. Using DSP-4000, just select 'Cat5E channel' or and press 'Test' button.

Best regards
Roman Kitaev, RCDD



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