Question by Tom VanDyke posted 14 Feb 2006
| Patch Cables and Cat6 cable|
|We are getting our first install of Cat6 cable. Is it important to use Cat 6 patch cables or can we continue to use Cat5e? |
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 14 Feb 2006
One of the great things about structured cabling is that it is back-wards compatible. You may continue to use category 5e patch cables with your category 6 installation.
I do strongly suggest that you only use manufactured patch cables rather then home-made as they have proved to be normally more reliable and should have been subject to proper testing.
Good luck with your new cable plant.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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