I have CAT7 cables running trough the walls and I need to purchase wall plates. I am only finding wall plates rated for CAT6.
Does this really matter or are all RJ45 plugs/sockets the same?
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Cat7 required to make 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m of copper cabling If You really need to achieve this, socket category and proper grounding is important.
For 1000BASE-T Cat5 is enough.
It for what used higher that necessary now cables category.
This depends on specific situations. Maybe the following links help you to better understand this question. https://superuser.com/questions/663732/can-i-use-cat5e-jacks-with-cat6-cable https://serverfault.com/questions/80014/is-there-a-difference-between-rj-45-plugs-for-cat-5e-and-cat-6