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 Question by bo thompson posted 26 Jan 2006
 cat3 to cat5
my question deals with going from an analog connection to a digital connection and then back to analog. meaning starting with a regular cat3 connector and cable, connected into an analog line, and replacing the other end with a cat5 connector and connecting it into the network switch. then from the wall port a cat5 connector, on a cat3 line, with a cat3 connector on the other end that connects into say a desk phone. is this possible? thanks for your answer in advance and have a blessed day.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 26 Jan 2006
Dear bo,
There should not be any problem as all newer components are back wards compatible to lower grades.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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