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 Question by Bill Green posted 03 Oct 2000
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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.

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

The installation rules for Cat5E are basically the same as for Cat5 cabling (see

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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