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 Question by robert staehle posted 02 Mar 2006
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Is there any real difference between a cat5 and cat6 partch panel? I'm clear about the differnces between cat5/cat5e and cat6 cables. Can a cat5 patch panel be used for cat6 cabling?

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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 02 Mar 2006
Dear robert,

Yes from a standards/performance standpoint there is quite a difference.

Could a Category 5 or 5e panel be used with category 6 cable?, Yes but the highest category performance will be equal to the lesser piece of equipment in the link.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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