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 Question by Tom Wadkins posted 14 May 2001
 Cat5e Distance Restriction
I am planning on setting up a small Intranet for a house in Tucson where the house (with 2 pc's) is about 350 feet from a studio (which also has two PC's). Primary use will be file transfers as a means of safeguarding data and for information retrieval from one machine to another. Primarily these machines are used by only ONE (1) user who now employs a "sneaker lan". Will Cat5e cover the distance using Linksys Cable/DSL Router Hub at one end and a Linksys hub at the other?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 14 May 2001
Dear Tom,

I would think of 10BASE-T application running OK over 350 feet of CAT5E cable. Expecially if there are no problems with the installation itself like sharp bends, twists or alike. I did come across some data on sending 10BASE-T signals for more than 400 ft actually, but it's a kind of situation when nobody can guarantee you anything.

So, if it worth to try, try it!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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