cat 6 compatible to cat 5 wiring?

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 Question by Les Heichel posted 04 Feb 2004
 cat 6 compatible to cat 5 wiring?
I have a cat 5 system, will a cat 6 upgrade work on the present wire/jack configuration?
At what cost, what needs to be done to make it cat 6 compliable?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 05 Feb 2004
Dear Les ,

Basically, the entire channel has to be replaced in order to comply with CAT6 spec. That means horizontal (closet-to-desk) cable, patch panel, jacks and all the patch cords.


Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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