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Cable distance between Hubs

By meltvn ·
HI

Can anny one tell me what is the minimum length of UTP CAT5 cable between two 10/100 Auto sence HUBS?

Thanks
Melt

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by shmaltz In reply to Cable distance between Hu ...

There is no minimum length between two hubs.
If you are looking for the maximum the answer is in theory the same as between computers but in realty dont use longer then 5 meters.

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by tbradley In reply to Cable distance between Hu ...

I normally don't call wrong answers, but caller number 1 is WAY WRONG.

The maximimum distance using Cat-5 cable between 2 10/100 hubs is an absolute 100meters. You may be able to stretch it a meter or two if your signal to noise loss ratio is very low, but 100 meters is the industry standard.

As a good rule of thumb, if your distances start to exceed 75 meters, especially in a backbone situation, you need to start looking at Fiber.


SLAP ME.... I didn't read the question. the minimum length is 1 meter.

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by heliguy In reply to Cable distance between Hu ...

I believe min of 1 meter and max of 100 meters is the official spec.

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by rgrowcock In reply to Cable distance between Hu ...

I agree with the 100 meter maximum, but I have 2 hubs joined together with only a 1 FOOT piece of Cat 5. I haven't had any problems so far.

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by cavedweller In reply to Cable distance between Hu ...

In response to answer 4, just because it works now doesn't mean you should do it.

If you ignore the standards some day it will come back to bite you. As the size of your installation grows small problems start to add up into degraded or intermittant operation or even failure. Spending a couple pennies to make the 1 meter cable now is a lot cheaper than troubleshooting later.

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