Can cat6 ethernet cable be used with any switch that accepts cat5e Tags: Switch Ethernet Card Cable Networking Last response: October 29, 2011 12:55 AM in Networking Share swilsonatl October 28, 2011 7:27:51 PM Hello, I have seen 5-port network switches (for home network use)for sale that list CAT5 and CAT5e as the cabling. My question is, can CAT6 cable be used with these switches without performance issues? More about : cat6 ethernet cable switch accepts cat5e PhilFrisbie October 29, 2011 12:55:04 AM Yes, CAT 6 is higher quality and will work fine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCat6 vs Cat5e ForumCat5e or cat6 cable for outdoors/underground use ForumCan I put Two jacks in series on the end of cat6 ? ForumHow to make a shielded cat6 patch cable ForumCat5 and cat6 ForumPCI-Express over Cat6 ForumWill type of cable ( cat5 , cat6 , etc...) increase internet speeds? ForumCat5e vs Cat6 vs Cat7 ForumUsing Dual Gigabit Ethernet Mobo as a switch ? ForumLAN cable : how long is "too long"? ForumCat6 vs cat5 cable ForumWhat do I want in a new ethernet switch for my Xen OpenSSI cluster? ForumTesting Throughput on a 100 Mbs Ethernet Line ForumPrices per cable pull or per location? ForumUse cat6 cable instead of USB? ForumSetup LAN for 2 PCs and cable HDTV to 4 rooms ForumConverting my home to Cat6 entirely... need help :) ForumCat5e cable running 125 feet affecting internet speed? ForumLan setup please help ForumUsing multiple ip address with cable modem More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !