Cat5 E + Cat6

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 Question by Magne Undheim posted 04 Feb 2004
 Cat5 E + Cat6
Dear Sirs,

I have my flat wired up with Cat5 E cables, all ending up in a patchpanel. Can I then use Cat6 patchcables from my switch to the patchpanel?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 04 Feb 2004
Dear Magne,

That would not be a problem at all. You can use CAT6 patch cables on a CAT5E panel. There may be slightly higher return loss ( due to different attenuation of the cables), but I do not think it's going to be an issue since it is a residential (relatively short cables) installation.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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