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CAT 6 cabling - how to tell apart from CAT 5 patch cables.

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Hi,

I am cabling up a new office. We are thinking of going CAT6 since the requirements are demanding for constant data feeds to PCs and transfers of large Excel files.  
1. For CAT 6 horizontal cabling - is this labelled on the cable i.e. "CAT6"?
2. Is it normal to request the cabling contractor to provide CAT6 certification test results i.e. from Fluke cable meter?
3. For CAT6 patch cables (PC to socket, or patch panel to GBE Switch), how do I tell it is a CAT6 patch cable?  

Many thanks.
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For questions 1 & 3:  It depends.  Some cable manuafactures will label the cable as CAT6 and some will simply label it with a part number.  If in doubt, it's best to "google" the part number to ensure you are getting what you are paying for.

For question 2:  The company we use to run our cables gives us these test results after each install.  I don't know if it is "normal", but it is something that I would expect.
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