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 Question by dan stefan posted 20 Jul 2003
Hi everybody,

My questions have simple answers (I guess).

1. If I run the network cables through the same wholes that carry the power cables and/or TV cables in my basement and through walls, will I see any interferences and therefore network transfer problems, connection failures, etc. or not?

2. There are rules and standards regarding this matter or not?

There is a lot of info on net about networking but I didnít find anything about this cable interference stuff.


 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 22 Jul 2003
Dear Dan,

Try avoiding running the network cables close to those power cables, feeding powerful home appliances, such as refrigerator, washer, dryer etc. In all other cases you should be fine. You will not experience anything worth mentioning in your network, but some other services, such as phone and/or video distribution, may be affected by power cables running close by.

We actually have a whole e-book about the EMI issue. You can check it out here:

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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