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 Question by John Piroino posted 09 Apr 2006
 cat5 stp and cat 5e cat6
In place of cat5 STP which my equipment calls for
can I subsitute cat 5e or cat 6 and not have performance affected. Also If i use stp cat5 the
jacks that plug into must be stp cat5 jacks correct?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 10 Apr 2006
Dear John,

You do not say what this equipment is. STP cable will give you improved EMI protection (as long as the shield is terminated and connected per manufacturer)and as long as the equipment is not looking for continuity on the shield then I see no reason why this wouldn't work. Yes you are correct, when using STP cable, all the components should be STP.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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