Maximum distance of CAT5e and CAT6 for IP Cameras FREE cabling and networking Helpdesk
 Question by FYH posted 26 Mar 2006
 Maximum distance of CAT5e and CAT6 for IP Cameras
I have an IP camera which is 250 meter away from my switch. Is Cat5e good enough to make this connected or do I need Cat6? or is it not possible? Thank you.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 26 Mar 2006
Dear FYH,

The limitation of either category 5e or 6 (regardless of the type of device is 90 meters as a link or 100 meters as a channel. For 250 meters, I would check with the manufacturer of the camera for their recommendations.
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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