My son is at college. they have LAN connector to network at his desk.
I sent him a cat 6 jumper cable to go from the lan jack to his PC. he said it didn't work. he had to use a cat5e cable. I tested the cat 6 cable and it passes for continuity / straight through, like the cat5e he used.
he said someone else in the dorm said the same thing - cat 6 wouldn't work for them. had to use cat 5e.
I thought cat6 is interchangeable with cat 5e jumpers for a 10 / 100 network? That anywhere you'd use a 5e jumper, you could use cat 6? No?!