View Full Version : Network Cables

29-11-2001, 05:52 PM
I am considering the idea of networking a second computer but it is in another office other side of the building. What sort of max length can you get on a network cable and can more than one be joined.?

29-11-2001, 06:49 PM
How big is your building?

Assuming you mean Ethernet, and have Cat5 cable (8 pin US RJ45 connectors), the limit is supposed to be 100m for each cable. If you have a hub, rather than a single crossover cable, you could put the hub halfway and get nearly 200m in total. If that's not enough, you can put in a repeater.

29-11-2001, 06:58 PM
Graham, what sort of network I have no idea yet as it is only a idea I am toying with, if it gets past the think tank stage then I would see about getting the actural card. Distance between the two computers I would guess maybe 80 to 90 feet, that includes keeping it tidy around doors and along the walls. If you are talking metres, then 100m is what, roughly 300 feet or just over?