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 Question by Todd Musgrove posted 22 Nov 2002
Can CAT6 and CAT5 cabling be used on the same network?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 02 Dec 2002
Dear Todd,

The answer is yes, although it's not recommended to mix cable types in one link due to increased reflection losses every time the signal has to transition from one type of cable to another.

The overall rating of such system will be CAT5 as the weakest link.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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