Cat 5 extended run?

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Tue Mar 12 12:29:03 MDT 2013

It's not a matter of signal degradation so much as a matter of the
timing regarding the ethernet spec. The standard specifies the maximum
cable length with respect to bit times in order for CDMA/CD to
function properly. If the length precludes CDMA/CD, you wind up losing
packets to noise from collisions and your throughput suffers.

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