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We are putting in a new LAN based VOIP solution. Our vendor told us that we need to use Cat5e. The only thing I am not sure about is in the walls for all the data drops that there is Cat5e, I think its Cat5 and not Cat5e. Even though your limited to the “Slowest device on your network” does it matter if it is Cat5e?
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Chances are you have cat5e if the building is not extremely old. Some data manufacture cables that don't say "e" at the end, but they do say how much the data range is. Cat5 = 10-100Mb and Cat5e = 1,000Mb. This said, Voip would need a faster transfer rate if you are using multiple processes like workstation + Voip + Terminal Server communications, etc.
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I know the cabling work was done in the mid to late 90's
Check the cable. It should have print on it indicating what type/data rate it has.
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