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 Question by Koen Willems posted 07 May 2007
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What is the max lengthe of an UTP cable cat 5? The speed is not important. What happens if a cable is longer than 100m (1000m)? Thus only the speed drop or is there a lost of data?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 09 Jun 2007
Dear Koen ,

That and also add complete loss of connectivity. There is really no good way to know exactly at what length you will completely loose signal but I saw reports of having 10BASE-T work over 500 feet(roughly 150 m). If you have to go much further, take a look at Cisco's long range Ethernet devices.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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