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 Question by Koen Willems posted 09 May 2007
 IP network
Can i make an ip network without hubs or switches? The distance wil be 1000m and i will connect al the ip routers parrallel on one utp cable.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 09 Jun 2007
Dear Koen ,

I fail to grasp who (what device, anyways) would be the "end user", so to speak, of this network - the routers themselves?

You may get it to work by having a bunch of routers spaced 100 meters (cable length) from each other and having LAN1 interface connect to the router on the left and LAN2 interface connect to the router on the right but nobody actually does it thin way. Pull some fiber optic cable. The prices of both cabling parts and active fiber optic equipment have came down drastically over the years and it may even be cheaper than the same amount of copper cable. Copper's expensive these days, you know...

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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