When is it O.K., to substitute a CAT-6 Ethernet Patch Cable, where a CAT-5E Patch Cable, was in-place ?
Is there a difference in resistance, between a CAT-5E, and a CAT-6, and can THAT difference, damage equipment ?
Sure there is a difference, however, why don’t you let us know what you are trying to configure or accomplish so we can better assist.
I see you were asking the same question over a year ago, what fun project are you working on?
If you are not using the cable for POE you can expect the cables to be interchangable.
Heat generation can be the result of conductor resistance in PoE applications. To improve conductor resistance, choose a cable with a larger conductor size. A CAT6A cable has a larger conductor size than CAT5e cable, providing less resistance. The greater the conductor size of the cable, the more it can reduce conductor resistance.
The usage is just a standard personal modem/router (DOCSYS 3.1) hardwired to single Mac laptop,
with a total length of less-than 14-feet . I don’t believe that that is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) .
And, by-the-way, whatever happened to the “CAT-5E-Plus” standard ?
You have nothing to worry about using Category 6 vs 5, 5e or 5e+ will make no difference or cause any issues in your existing setup.
The plus part is a marketing term, and as time passes new standards come out, they have a Category 8 available these days.
My setup, is 1000-Base-T, at 100Mbps, and the sockets are “yellow”, in-color, so I guess that the CAT-5E cables, will do, just fine .
Thank you, very much !
Just curious — IF there WERE to be a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) application, are there heavier cables (special cables), for THAT ?