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 Question by trais james posted 01 Oct 2005
 Cat 5 and Cat 6
Can I use Cat 6 cables in my current Ethernet ports? One computer is 2 years old and another is a good 5-6.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 01 Oct 2005
Dear trais,

Yes you can, category 6 cable is backwards compatible to category 3. The speed you achieve will be dependent on the slowest component within the system.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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