Cat5e or Cat6 cable

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 Question by levent yalcin posted 14 Mar 2006
 Cat5e or Cat6 cable
We have a PC which is far away from the 100 Mbps switch about 135 m. Is it possible for this PC to work with cat5e or Cat6 cable.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 14 Mar 2006
Dear levent,

It's possible (I would try cat 6) but the attenuation may make for lots of errors and retries. I think the ultimate solution (if putting another hub out there is not a good solution) is to run fiber and use media convertors at both ends.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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