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Ethernet run longer than 100m

Does anyone have any advice on the best way to implement a ethernet run over 100m? There is no power between the 2 points so a switch is not an option. Do they make some sort of amp, or booster?

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Bronze

Re: Ethernet run longer than 100m

My recommendation would be install fiber optic cabling. IEEE standard doesn't recommend running Ethernet twisted pair systems past 100m. Fiber optics has good signal carrying characteristics; therefore allowing it to carry the signal much further.

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Re: Ethernet run longer than 100m

You need power if you want to add any equipement that will allow you to run on more than 100m , as propose you should look for fiber optic connection

there are tranceivers that permit to convert a RJ45 interface to a fiber optic interface, maybe you should look for that kind of solution.

Bronze

Re: Ethernet run longer than 100m

fibre shmiber!! Run the cable mate - lasoo it between to independent buildings with different groundging sources. Then make the users patch cords at least 50m long, make sure you wrap them up into a nice little ball of cable and ram it into the power conduit so that no one will notice it. Job Done - you will now have a job for life with the users constantly complaining about their absolutely rubbish service.

OR you can be boring and safe and go for the fibre option (multi-mode fibre is plentiful btw)

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Re: Ethernet run longer than 100m

The spec is in terms of electrical charactoristics, the 100M distance limitation is a rule-of-thumb based on these specs. Having said that, it is possible to run a bit over 100M if the cable is good. If your run is 125M and you have a clean Cat5e or Cat6 circuit (no cross-connects, jumper panels, etc) it might work.

If the two ends of this run are in different buildings then I agree with the others who suggest running fibre.

Dave

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Re: Ethernet run longer than 100m

For a REALLY long run you can use an SDSL ethernet extender. These get around 2.3 Mbps and run up to 24,000 feet! I've used them several times and they're pretty slick. They run over a single cable pair.

http://www.paradyne.com/products/SNE2020/

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