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cat 5e configuration
samunro Apr-21-00 08:01 PM
Hello -

We have just received the category 5E cable to be used to upgrade our computer networking infrastructure. Besides being the network administrator, I put together the cable and am basically responsible for this project. Having previously worked with category 5 cable, I was writing to get confirmation that the wiring scheme is the same as category 5; that is, 568b, which is:


I appreciate the assistance.

Steve Munro
WV Geol. Survey
Morgantown, WV 26505

1. RE: cat 5e configuration
lbyard Apr-22-00 02:00 PM
In response to message 0
Here are some links to info on Enhanced CAT 5 or CAT 5E twisted-pair cable:


The color codes, 568A and 568B, are the same as CAT 5 cable. The plugs should be RJ-45Es. 586A is the preferred color code standard, but 568B is an acceptable alternative and is in widespread use. 568A patch cables will work in networks otherwise wired for 568B and vice versa. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm for details. Larry

2. RE: cat 5e configuration
cat5j May-14-00 06:48 PM
In response to message 1
the only real dfference between cat 5 and cat 5E are the testing parameters involved. if your testing with a cat 5 tester, you won't get cat 5E test results. cat 5E also gives you the addes headroom for 1000 base t. just to let you know, cat 6 cable is just around the corner. now there talking about making it a standard sometime this year.

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