Does Apple's Gigabit ethernet to thunderbolt adapter work with old types of ethernet that are not gigabit?

I am wondering because I want to use it with my 2015 macbook pro, wondering if I can connect to a non-Cat6 cable (my router doesn't support gigabit ethernet)

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From Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

So the answer is, yes it will work. It will provide the bandwidth up to the supported bandwidths 10/100/1000BASE-T as applicable.

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