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Hi All,

Is there any physical way I can tell the difference between a 10 BaseT
cable and a CAT5 cable?    Maybe by the cable colors??

Thanks,

Arthur



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Every CATx cable I've ever seen had the type clearly labeled on the
jacket.  I'm sure it's a requirement for compliance.

There *might* have been some CAT3 made before the requirement was
nailed down so if it dowsn't say CAT5 it *might* be CAT3 abd you could
give it a try if the distances are short, but LOL.


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amerar@iwc.net wrote:

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By reading the specification printed along the cable. If it doesn't say
it's a cat 5 cable, it isn't.  You could put it on a pentascanner or
whatever and see if it passes cat 5 tests.

    --Dale




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amerar@iwc.net wrote:
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Look at the number of twists per inch of a pair.  Depending on the
pairs, CAT3 may have like one or two twists per inch, but CAT5 has
several. Its pretty easy to tell them apart, just by feel even.


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The twist between CAT-3 and CAT-5E is hardly noticeable. CAT-3 may be
color coded with solid colors yellow-black,red-green,blue-white while
CAT-5 most likely has white paired with another color, for each pair.



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