Question by Koen Willems posted 07 May 2007
| Max lengthe cable|
|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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