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 Question by James Markley posted 23 Jul 2002
 Network connection
I need to connect a second building to my existing 10\100 Ethernet network. The buildings are less than one hundred feet apart. Would I be able to use Cat. 5 cable and a switch\hub to accomplish this? The new office space will only have about seven computers.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 24 Jul 2002
Dear James,

You can use OSP CAT5(E) cable with data-rated protectors on both sides. Thus you'll be limited to 1Gbit/s backbone speed, but it looks like this is sufficient in this case.

These cables were described in little more details earlier: http://www.cabling-design.com/helpdesk/answers/205.shtml

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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