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By Eminent87 ·
Hi,

We are planning to move our office to a new location. The problem is, the new location has CAT 3 cabling. Since we have 10 years lease on the building, we want to have something that will last us for atleast 10 years so we decided to go with CAT6 cabling for the new building. My question is, if we rewire the new building with CAT 6 will our existing patch cords, which is for CAT 5e, still be usable with the CAT 6? Do I need to replace all my existing patch cords too?

Thanks!

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by valis In reply to CAT 6 cable

cat6 will work fine, it's backwards compatable, you just might not see all of the performance increase that cat6 gives you over cat5.

however, EITHER will be better than cat3

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by Teamadmin In reply to CAT 6 cable

hi..
three months back i faced the same situation.now i am using Cat6 cable with cat5e patch cards.Cat6 is 100% compatable with CAT 5E. if u use cat6 components cat6 works with GBps other wise it works like cat5e. even it works with cat5e jacks, connectors and cards. so no problem even if you are using CAT 6 with CAt5e patch cadrs.

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