CAT 6 cabling - how to tell apart from CAT 5 patch cables.
Posted on 2008-10-27
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?