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Hi experts!

I´ve been looking for this information and tried to contact Cisco but oddly enough none of them gave me correct answer.
I am going to buy WS-C2960G-48TC-L which says in the specification that supports 10/100/1000 and cat5e.
I am building my entire network on cat6 and havent found any 2960 Cisco which says that supports cat6, but I think this is some kind of mistake.
Can any of you confirm that?

Thanks,
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cat6 is backwards compatible with cat5e.
any device that supports cat 5e will support cat 6.
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In the specs you always put the lowest possible cable standard.
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What do you mean mat1458?
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If you look at the datasheet (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps6406/product_data_sheet0900aecd80322c0c.html) you sse this:

• 10BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling
• 100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
• 1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
• 1000BASE-T SFP-based ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling

Type 5 cabling means type 5 and upwards (includes type 6 and 7).
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