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By netcracker ·
How can i span my network 3-4 miles on a copper media (don wanna use CABLE MODEMS ).

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Networking

Bottom line: you can't. This is a physical limitation of trying to push the signal through a copper line. After a certain distance the quality of the signal will degrade to the point that the receiving device cannot understand what it is receiving. This is why (for instance) the limit for Cat5 100Mb is 100 meters. Anything longer is risking network errors.

If you are interested in physical connectivity over 3-4 miles then there are options user fiber optics, infra-red, and microwave transmission devices but these aren't cheap. The cheapest solution (even if you don't want to use them) is a cable or DSL line with a VPN solution.

Hope that helps,

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by netcracker In reply to Networking

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by Nick L In reply to Networking

depends what you want to do in terms of speed, simple copper is unlikely to get you more than 64kb.

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by Jeff Green In reply to Networking

A VPN Solution appears to be the only practical solution. Copper will not carry a signal that far due to attenuation (signal degredation). T1 & Fiber solutions are cost prohibitive to most. Even if this is a network to network connection rather than telecommuter to network VPN can be used as a gateway to allow multiple users acess resources on a seperate network. This can be done via DSL or yes, even cable.

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