Compatible Cat-5 Cables

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Powerchordpunk, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. If my cable modem works for 10 Base T cables, can I use a 100 Base T cable anyway, even if it won't increase speed?
  2. Canuk2134

    Canuk2134 Guest

    Basically 10 Base t cables use two pair of standard cat 3 cabling or better ( cat 5). 100 Base tx uses two pairs of standard cat 5 or better ( type 1 stp ) as well. So the answer is yes. The difference is in the physical layer standards used by either media dependent sublayers.

    Cheers !!
  3. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    Cat 3 cables can still run at 100mbps....and cat 5 cables can run at 10mbps...
  4. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Yea, the type of cable doesnt matter, althought the speed will not increase.