We would be using a Catalyst 3508 at the MDF and have it connected to a Catalyst 3548 via Cat-5e cable. This set-up will be for interconnecting two buildings and we plan implement copper solutions via a WS-G5482 Copper GBIC. I was wondering, if this cable can go beyond the 100 meter mark... please provide other insigts if possible.
Including all patches you might be able to get away with a max of 120 meter but that's it. Anything longer you will need to go to fiber instead, which I would go for between buildings anyhow, maybe with the Cat5E as backup.
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...