View Full Version : Networking Cables Cat5e vs Cat6

Old Family
24-03-2006, 04:35 PM

Just a few questions to ask about straight Cat 5e and Cat6 cables.

Would it be ideal to install using Cat5e or Cat6. I've got a number of cat5e cables at the moment, and unsure whether this could be a waste of time if in another few years I need to move to Cat 6?

I've noticed that Cat6 cables are already pre-assembled, and I would to know if you can make your own (like cat5) without any fuss, cause I am not sure if they use the same connectors, like RJ45s and are easy to install too?

24-03-2006, 05:26 PM
As far as I am aware they are compatible with cat 5e, cat 6 is faster, yes they do use the same connectors, the cat 5e and cat 6 both plug into the same network socket so...
I would think it would be as cat 5e

HTH :thumbs:

24-03-2006, 06:57 PM
more info than you really wan to know (http://www.tiaonline.org/standards/technology/cat6/faq.cfm)