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.

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  • BigE
    Lv 7
    11 months ago
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    To do CAT 8 it must be shielded, even the keystone. You can't use CAT 5 keystone for CAT 8.

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    No. And you need to rip all of the cables out of the walls and run in Cat 8 cables.

  • P
    Lv 7
    11 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.

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