Cat-5 Cat-6 cabling

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Peter, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hi there

    some questions about cat-5 vs cat-6 cabling. I am thinking about installing
    cat-6 cabling into my home - but I have never done such a thing before, so
    am looking for advice.

    Given the choice is cat-6 much better than cat-5?

    If the cabling is cat-6, should the wall outlets also be cat-6 (are wall
    outlets even specified like this)?

    Is it very difficult to make a cat-6 installation? For example: crimping the
    cable into the outlets - can I use the same crimping tool for cat-5 as for

    Are the physical dimensions of the plugs and outlets the same? And are they
    compatible - in the sense that if I have a network with cat-6 cabling and
    outlets, can I plug a cat-5 patch-cable into it?

    Peter, Apr 28, 2005
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  2. Peter

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    MW0GUV, May 2, 2005
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