Question about Cat5e 100 Foot Shielded STP 350mhz Network Cable with Boots (C5SB100GRAY)

# CAT5e I want to know the maximum distance that I can run a CAT5e cable from my PABX LAN port to a computer device that is about 150- 200m away.Same premises. The computer device is mainly to do the credit management device of the users telephones on the PABX. PIETER v/d MERWE vdmerwep@telecom.na

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• Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

You must already know this exceeds the distance limitation of Ethernet. Now, what does a "credit management" device do?

Ethernet over that distance is done with ethernet extenders and serial data at slower speeds will travel the 200 meters without a problem or can be extended via short haul modem.

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The max distance that Cat5e or Cat6 can be run is 90 meters or 295 feet. As cnavarro stated, signal repeaters would be best utilized in your situation up to 590 feet otherwise fiberoptics are the next and more expensive route. You should also divide the run equally with the repeater as it would not be effective with an offset balance.

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