CAT 6 Patch Panel with CAT5/CAT5e cabling

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Can CAT5 or CAT5e cabling working in a CAT6 Patch Panel. The Patch panel will connect to a Cisco 2950 switch

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Yes it can. The network will run at the lowest common speed.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Yes, CAT6 is backwards compatible with 5/5e.
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  • Snapper70
    The patch cords you have will be OK - but I believe there are some minor differences in punching down cables. You really shouldn't be using Cat6 panels and then PUNCHING DOWN cat-5 cables to the back of them. Wire gauge and twists/foot, and all that stuff.
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  • Denny Cherry
    Really? We used Cat5E cable in Cat7 punchdowns at our new office without issue.
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  • sally11
    i can't understand patch pannel, I want to know the patch pannel categories
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  • sally11
    It can. But it will be ideal if it connected to a matching Cat5 panel.
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