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Re: Cat 3 cabling

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 03:27:32AM +0800, Jason Lim wrote:
> Any way to turn Cat 5 into Cat 3, and vice versa?

5 into 3? Easy. Treat it like CAT3. ;) 

Bend it under 1" radius. Pull it with more than 25# force (25? Not sure).
Run it more than 100meters. Leave it in your trunk while it's 90 degrees
outside. In other words, exceed the CAT5 spec and you have something
equivalent to CAT3 left. (yes, there is some leeway, YMMV)

Turn cat3 into cat5? No, can't. It's all in the twist ;)   You can't
unsheath it, retwist it and resheath it. Nope. 

Be nice to your CAT5 ;) 



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