cat6 comptabilty with cat5

egymidoegymido Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
hi there
is it able to connect a patch panle cat6 to a cat5 or cat5e cable or not
and if not , what i cant
waiting for your reply



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    BreadfanBreadfan Member Posts: 282 ■■■□□□□□□□
    but I believe that the CAT6 is backward compatible with cat5e wiring. Check the manual for the patch panel and it should tell you for sure, but I swore I read that cat6 is backwards compatible with cat5e
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    keenonkeenon Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    it should work fine.
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    rossonieri#1rossonieri#1 Member Posts: 799 ■■■□□□□□□□

    if you want to fully gained benefits from cat6 cable - there are differences from cat 5e. use minicom modul and rj45 designed for cat6 cable.

    the rest should be ok.

    the More I know, that is more and More I dont know.
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    ReardenRearden Member Posts: 222
    Yea, you need to terminate solid differently with cat6. The panduit cat6 jacks are just cool looking. . . they also work different and better than the cat5.
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    dissolveddissolved Inactive Imported Users Posts: 228
    as everyone else said you will be fine. I have a cat6 patch panel at the house , with cat5e terminated on it. Everything works fine.
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