Longest. Ethernet. Ever.
bavibs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 07:38:42 MST 2006
It depends on lots of factors. Your best bet is to force your computer
nic to 10mbit half duplex. Your very best bet is to not use a switch
but use two computer nics talking to each other in 10mbit half duplex.
The main question is why the limitations? My guess is you need it done
cheap (under $50) right?
If you have a little more money you could try point to point wirless.
this will probably cost you around $150 and have a max speed of 8 mbit
or so depending on what equipment you buy.
If you have alot more money, lookinto multi mode fiber, or long range
ethernet, or dsl.
Dave Smith wrote:
> What's the longest Cat5e cable you have run from your ethernet switch
> to a computer? I have a link that may require about 200 meters, but I
> know that 802.3 says 100 meters is the max. Repeaters of any kind are,
> unfortunately, not an option for this installation. Can I increase the
> distance by getting a GigE switch?
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