[windows2000] Re: OT: Max length of Cat 5

  • From: Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 16:48:20 +0100

I think the spec is 100m per segment. I've stretched runs up to about 120m
in emergencies but above that we've had problems. A 150 foot (just under
50m, isn't it?) run should be fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Costanzo, Ray [mailto:rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 03 September 2003 16:37
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] OT: Max length of Cat 5


Hi list,

Does anyone know if there is a practical limit to how long a Cat 5E
cable can be before you'd need to put something in the line to boost the
signal, i.e. a switch or some other device?  Is a 150 foot run of Cat 5E
okay?  And more so then, how about a 2000 foot run from my house to my
neighbors, assuming I have an anti-squirrel jacket on the cable and
everything.

(to push it even more with off-topic questions...  If I have to split
coax cable (like, for TV) into 16 different outputs, is it better to use
a 1-into-16 amplifier/splitter, or use a 1-into-4 and then four
1-into-4's off that?)

Hey, thanks!

Ray at work


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