CAT5e patch leads in a CAT6 infrastrucutre environment

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Can CAT5e patch leads be used in a buiding that has been cabled with CAT6. ? Can the CAT5e leads be used at the patch panel end and the wall plate end connecting to PCs?

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Yes. Cat5e and Cat6 are relatively similar, save for Cat6 has double the bandwidth at 250MHz.

More than likely, you don’t need over 1000MBps, which Cat5e can handle.

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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