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IPT cabling requirements

many people asking about the requirements of the cables to support IPT.

So, Is there any recommendation from cisco regarding the cables like:

( Do not use IPT and PoE with Cat5 cables)????

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: IPT cabling requirements

Hi Mohammed,

I fully agree with my friend Paolo :) We have an older area of our Campus that is strictly CAT5 cabling. In this area there are approx. 500 Cisco IP Phones that have never seen any issues that were related to the Cable type. In other areas (depending on install time frame) we also use CAT5E and CAT6. There is even an old note from Cisco about support for IP Phones on CAT3 :( so you should be good to go!

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: IPT cabling requirements

There are no special requirements.

Cat 5 is perfectly fine.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: IPT cabling requirements

Hi Mohammed,

I fully agree with my friend Paolo :) We have an older area of our Campus that is strictly CAT5 cabling. In this area there are approx. 500 Cisco IP Phones that have never seen any issues that were related to the Cable type. In other areas (depending on install time frame) we also use CAT5E and CAT6. There is even an old note from Cisco about support for IP Phones on CAT3 :( so you should be good to go!

Hope this helps!

Rob

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