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 Question by neil d posted 03 May 2004
 max. distance
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!!
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 03 May 2004
Dear neil,

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.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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