I'm thinking of upgrading the "backbone" of my network, taking a Cat 6 cable from my router (DLINK DIR-655 (has Cat 6 ports)) to a gigabit swith in the tv room (25 m). I have two devices there that uses network (Xbox and tvbox, both of them have Cat 5).
Will my net be downgraded to 100 Mbit/s as the maximum speed, or will I get 1 gigabit/s between my router and switch, and 100 Mbit/s between the tvbox and the Xbox?
From back in the days I have a tool to create my Cat 5 cable (the plug tool thingy). Can I use this for my Cat 6 cables too?