Question by <!=email@example.com_stop><!=fname>neil<!=fname_end> <!=lname>d<!=lname_end> posted 03 May 2004
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|<!=question>since we're using 10baseT thick coaxial cable in our plant running a distance about 200meters with both end connected to transceiver and a hub. so we are planning we ugrade our backbone using cat5 STP cable (same distance of 200 meters); both ends connected to a switch..is this ok? or we still need repeater to boost the signal? If so, what repeater we will use? and Can u give us tips or advice so that we could upgrade our 10mbps to 100mbps speed..tnx!!<!=question_end>|
Answer by <!=answered>Joseph Golan<!=answered_end> posted 03 May 2004
Rather then having a repeater (or 2) somewhere out on the plant floor, I would suggest the use of Fiber Optics to cover your 200 meter distance with the proper adapter/converters at each end.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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