newbie cat 5 question!

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Hi there - Please can you help!  I need to know if you can extend CAT5
cables with CAT5e cables in theory, and vice versa?

Thanks!!

Re: newbie cat 5 question!
Paul wrote:
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Yes.

Many individuals would be using Cat5e patch cables to plug into a cable
plant that is Cat5 or lower.

Same scenario.

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Re: newbie cat 5 question!
Paul wrote:

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The difference is fairly small.  A short cat5 cable should be close
enough to work in a Cat5e system.

Unless you are close to the maximum 100m, a cat5 system should
be good enough for gigabit thereat, and definitely is good
enough for 100baseTX or lower.

-- glen


Re: newbie cat 5 question!
Paul wrote:
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If you mix Cats you get the lowest rating as a result.

David

Re: newbie cat 5 question!
DLR wrote:
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Looking back to the original question, I don't know what
he means by extend.   But yes, Cat5 is lower than Cat5e and
a mixed system would qualify for the lower standard.

If extend means using Cat5 patch cables with a system that
is otherwise Cat5e, that is allowed.

If extend means splicing cables together, it is generally
recommended that you don't do that.

-- glen


Re: newbie cat 5 question!
DLR wrote:
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hmmm - wonder how my black cat rates
compared to the beige cat of the neighbor ?



Re: newbie cat 5 question!
Paul wrote:
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please explain exactly what you are trying to do ??

If you have a wired area with jacks using Cat5 or Cat5e
and then buy Cat5 cables with plugs to patch from the wall jacks
to the computers, or switches, hubs, routers,
that is all OK - or any variation of this wired solution.

IF this is not your situation - then explain -



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