[Q] Can I use CAT 6 Cable for CAT 5E Applications?
[A] Many concerns have been raised about using CAT 6 Patch Cables in a network that is comprised of CAT 5E Cabling.
One of the great benefits of using Ethernet Cable in the first place is the fact that in every increase in performance that the better cables have brought, there has always remained complete backward compatibility.
Many IT professionals and installers have considered using CAT 6 Cable for their workstations and even for new additions that are made to their existing network. This is completely acceptable.
The best way to understand this is to realize that as the cable increases in quality specifications, this is merely the maximum capability of the cable. It is not only okay to use a higher grade of cable than what your network is currently using, but also a smart investment for the future.
You will want to consider the overall scope of your networking project when making these kinds of decisions, and of course it never hurts to consult a professional if your are not sure which way you should go.
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