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Maximum Length of Ethernet over CAT5

As part of my course I’ve been reading the paper Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks. I understand that “classic” Ethernet (over coaxial cable) has a maximum length of ...
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What speed can I expect using Gigabit over UTP cat 5?

Our LAN is based on a Cat 5 cable, while computers are running on a 100mbs NIC. I was wondering what speed should I expect upgrading NICs and hub/switch to Gigabit. Eventually should I replace the ...
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Cat 5 Cable tester Master and remote going in opposite order

We switched to VoIP in our office so we no longer need a RJ11 jack in each office. I noticed the RJ11 phone lines were run with cat 5 cable. Therefore, I am attemtping to convert the RJ11 to RJ45. ...
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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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Twisted Pair Eithernet

I have recently moved into a new home. I have found that it used to have electrial radiators which have since been removed. However the cabling is still in the wall (L / N / E) This cabling uses a ...
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Can a misbehaving NIC cause a network to crash?

I have a cable that when put into a switch seems to cause the entire network to crash -- however, only when put into a specific PC. When I'm trying the cable on another PC, I can't reproduce this. the ...
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Joining two ethernet cables: strip and solder or buy an adapter?

I need to connect two Ethernet together. Right now, neither end is terminated. I think my two choices are to terminate both ends and then use something like this. Or to just strip each wire and join ...
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Sticking Cat6 Cable With Hot Melt Glue Gun

I'm installing new network cables in my house and at some points I have to fix them on door or wall corners. Can I use hot melt stick gun? Could that momentary heat be harmful to cable? I'm using ...
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Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
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New CAT5 cable run is unstable - bad jacks? Bad cable?

This is a little project I'm doing at home. I wanted to wire two rooms together (basically, the router is one room, and the switch is in the second room). So I ran a CAT5 between the two rooms, and ...
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Check whether a network point is live

I would like a way of testing whether a network is live (connected to a switch) or dead (physical copper leading to nothing but an empty socket at the other end. I often have to work out which ...
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50m cat5 cable not being detected

I have a 150m roll of cat5 cable. I created a 2m and a 5m and both worked no problem from a pc to a router. I placed a 50m cable and tested it with a cable tester and it said it was perfectly fine. ...
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Internet coax cable split before the modem

I'm moving in a new flat and I was told by the owner that the internet is ready. However when I checked it out there was only a coax connector waiting for me. I was expecting an CAT5 (UTP) outlet. I ...
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if you were building a new house, would you install cat5 in all the rooms, or would you just use WiFi? [closed]

I stole this question from codeproject. It is clumsy there and I need a proper answer. Update If you guys insist on cables, do you really use cable internet at home? If not why spend extra money. ...
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How to get two separated connections on one cable?

So... We have a CAT5 cable. How can we use two separated connection on it? I know if we want to use 2 psyhically separated connections then we can get only max 100 Mbit on each line. How do I need ...
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Is testing Cat5 cable using a testing device necessary if I have verified connectivity with a computer?

I'm running some CAT5 cable around the house and this is the first time I've needed to build/terminate my own cables. I hooked up the cables to a computer and router and was able to reach the router ...
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How does HDMI over CAT5 work?

So I have just learned about HDMI over CAT5, this sounds awesome. But I am having trouble finding information about it as google's result list is saturated with products and not info. So how does ...
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Can't connect two laptops using LAN cable

I followed the tutorial at http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-25120-how-to-connect-two-laptops-using-lan-cable for connecting my two desktop computers with a LAN wire. The computers run the same ...
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Can I plug my standard phone into an ethernet jack?

I just moved into a new house and it's wired for ethernet. There's a junction box that has a "Bridged Telecom Module TM-8" in it. My cable modem's phone jack is plugged into the "Line In" on that box ...
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Best way to patch (8) RJ45 ports from one room to another

I have a 48 port patch panel in my basement, which I've wired almost all of them to various rooms around the house. Many are not actually being used at the moment, but pretty much all of them are ...
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UTP cable for telephone line possible?

One of my customers has build a new house with pre-installed cables for internet. The only thing he didn't think about was installing a cable for his telephone line. Behind his desk, he has a "spare" ...
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Network cable third pair not firing - can I switch pairs?

Is it true that computers only need three of the four pairs to transmit data? I have the third pair on a very long wire, goes through conduit, etc. Can I switch one of the pairs and make it work? ...
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Running cat5 cable outdoors

I'm trying to extend my network to an unconnected garage that's about 20 yards away from my house. What's the best way to do this? Is there special outdoor-rated cat5e/cat6 I should use? If put it ...
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What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6?

I'm just about to move house, so I'm going to have to disconnect and re-wire my network. Pretty much all the devices I have support Gigabit Ethernet. Should I go out and buy some decent network cables ...
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Cat 5e cable is dead?

I just moved into a house with extensive structured wiring cat 5e and RG6 in each room. The Leviton structured media cabinet only had telephone punchdown bridges, so I got a bunch of Leviton Cat5e ...