I have asked for this in another forums which isn't specialised in networking, so hopefully someone in networks will know the answer to this question.
Do all networking cables have markings on them to certify what they are? i.e. Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 7, etc
I am buying a new build house and they have installed the following (written on cabling sleeve):
LanCOMCable Network Cable CCA ISO9001, FLUKE CHANNEL TESTED, RoHS, REACH, CE, 29/10/2017 170 metres
I visited other plots on site and noticed they have the Cat 5e markings on the network cable sleeve but my plot doesn't.
I asked for CAT 5 to be installed and was limited to what the company would install (they would not install CAT 6 or 7); hence they are advising me they have installed Cat 5 but have found no markings on the sleeve to prove this.
From what I am aware Cat 5 is obsolete, with the date of the cable sleeve stating 2017 I am assuming its 5e? Unless anyone knows, can you still buy CAT 5 cabling, I know the cable installed has 4 pairs. Is anyone familiar with the above cable brand?
I know its Copper-Clad Aluminium (CCA) which a lot of people are telling me its poor, if I asked for CAT 5 I am assuming the builder should of satisfied EN 50288-1:2003 where it suggests CCA shouldn't be used or is CCA fine?