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How Long Can A NIC Line Be?


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Mudacon1

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Ok, very simple dilema here, I think.
We ran a line with telco beans and 4 conection points from one building to the next. The second building is on the other side of a 5 lane highway. The total distance is an estimated 400 ft. we get a very strong pulse from the traceline, on both pair ran. and very good connection when ran for continuity. But absolutly no link-up? Am I too far away?

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Neil Jones

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In theory as long as you like. Is it running over a copper link by any chance?

However, a quote from Wikipedia for Cat 5 cable (10/100):

According to the ANSI/TIA/EIA standard for category 5e cable, (TIA/EIA 568-5-A[5]) the maximum length for a cable segment is 100 meters (328 feet). If longer runs are required, the use of active hardware such as a repeater, or a switch, is necessary


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