I am connecting two ethernet switches together via CAT5e crossover, used for a 100BaseT network. The switches will physically sit ontop of each other.
Obviously I want to keep the cable as short as possible, (20cm-30cm)
I have spent hours & hours trawling the IEEE specificiation and can find nothing on "minimum" cable length.
Also, not sure if it's wise to have the Ethernet Transiever ports too close together..... due to ...
"NEXT [Near End Cross Talk]; A measurement of interference between the conductors of a cable"
any ideas ?