Differentiate by packaging
Differentiate by modules
The chips in the Cat.6 keystone modules have a certain degree of bending and are juxtaposed in the center of the top. The chips of Cat.5e are inserted vertically and obliquely side by side.
Differentiate by modular plugs
Cat.6 is Gigabit, generally used in core and backbone, mainly used in backbone network access, the transmission of video, audio, etc., while Cat.5 is 100M, generally used in desktop. Whether the distribution frame is universal or not depends on whether it is of the same brand. Most of the distribution frames of brands over Cat.5e and Cat.6 are universal but shielded and unshielded cannot be universal.