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. |
Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 24 Jul 2002
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
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD
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