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Re: fast ethernet limits
I believe your pushing the limits as to ethernet over Cat5.
I can suggest you use the very best cable (shielded of course) you can get, and be meticulous in your connector installations and you might get away with it. Avoid other wiring if possible (fat chance huh?) and anything electrical interference producing, like fluoro ballasts, transformers etc. etc.
Ground the end closest to earth ground to a good common point ground in the building, (not a power box) and leave the other end free floating and not touching anything electrically.
100 meters is supposedly the limit for ethernet, and "assuming" a 12' floor, your'e around 24 feet over spec.
You might try to find some cat 6 cable if you can, its supposedly super premium cat 5, with better freq response and jittter control.
One last advice, use REAL good patch cables as well...they may help squeeze the last bit of performance out..
At 12:01 1/10/03 -0800, you wrote: