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By inyampe ·
I am trying to design a LAN covering a radius of about 300m with 6 blocks of buildings within this radius.The network is suppose to have about 20 computers but the network will not be connected to the internet.My problem is in the choice of cabling.I am thinking of combining both cat5 and thin coaxial cables for the network but I don’t know if its going to work out.So pls I neeed youe professional advice on it .Thanks.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Lan DEsign

I will suggest using Thick coax as your backbone, this will give you better transfer rates and its not as expensive as other alternatives. Connecting different cable types can be done with a multi-connector device.
This should assist you.
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/step/

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by D_V Ant In reply to Lan DEsign

I am at a location with a similar layout. We use fiber between the buildings and CatV to the PCs. With fiber, the distance between the building isn't as much of a factor. It is a little more expensive to set up, but well worth it.

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by inyampe In reply to Lan DEsign

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by dlw6 In reply to Lan DEsign

The rule for thinnet, if I remember correctly, was 5-4-3: 5 segments, 4 hubs/bridges, and 3 of those segments can have traffic on them. After that you get too much signal loss. However, that was in the days of passive hubs.

If the hubs you useto connect the backbone to the LAN for each building are active, i.e. powered, you can get around this rule.

You might also consider using switches instead of hubs to connect to the backbone. That way, traffic that doesn't need to go on the backbone won't go there, which helps with both bandwidth and security.

Good fortune,
Don

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by weslance In reply to Lan DEsign

If you need to by the fiber, email me at weslance@excite.com, it is a viable choice.

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