Can a Cat8 Ethernet Cable be terminated at any RJ45 wall jack?
I am planning on upgrading my home network from Cat5 to Cat8 but I want to make sure that I can still use the basic RJ45 Wall Jacks that I currently have and that are available at my local hardware store.
Or if I have to get RJ45 Wall Jacks that specifically state that they are for Cat8.
- BigELv 711 months agoFavourite answer
To do CAT 8 it must be shielded, even the keystone. You can't use CAT 5 keystone for CAT 8.
- AntonLv 611 months ago
No. And you need to rip all of the cables out of the walls and run in Cat 8 cables.
- PLv 711 months ago
It seems like an absurd waste of money to wire a house with CAT 8. Regardless you would definitely need the RJ45 jacks all updated to cat 8 shielding standards too otherwise you could get too much interference from the older jacks.