1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 16, 2010 1:34 PM by J89 RSS

Can I use CAT5e wire with CAT6 jacks?

Wayfarer

I have CAT5e wire in my walls already and got a deal on a bunch of CAT6 jacks, will it cause any issues if i use CAT6 jacks with CAT5e wire?

  • Re: Can I use CAT5e wire with CAT6 jacks?
    Wayfarer

    You should always use the appropriate jack / connector for the wire type you are using. This will prevent  “bottle necks in your system” , Basically this means your system will only run as fast as the weakest link. So yes, it will work but you will only get CAT5e performance.