[Q] Is it possible to use CAT 5 Cable that exceeds the recommended
limit of 328 feet?
[A] There are recorded cases where patch cables have been
made in excess of 328 feet, some up to 400 feet in length that
have used for temporary runs between buildings, and some other
specialized applications. There is no sure way to determine if
you will have success with this type of cable in your system
or not. There are several variables that must be considered
in this matter.
5 Cable is capable of transmitting the signal over longer
distances, but it has been found that signal loss of measurable
value begins to be encountered above the 100 meter (328 feet)
mark. The equipment being used to transmit and route the signal
play an enormous role in the overall distance the network will
be able to achieve. There have been cases where a network has
been designed using patch cables near or at the maximum allowable
length that did not operate correctly, due to the fact that
one or more of the components in the network was of poor quality
and was unable to duplicate the signal correctly.
you are uncertain if your network will perform correctly, there
are steps you can take to help. First, have your network analyzed
with proper signal testing equipment to ensure it will have
the proper signal strength. Second, purchase quality cable that
will handle the job.
5 Cable Company has been providing the finest quality patch
and crossover cables that you can buy, putting 50 years of experience
to work for you. Get the best for your network.
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