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I want to establish a local area network. my question is, what should be the maximam lenth of cat5 cable between switch to computer???

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The maximum length (maximum certifiable length) for CAT 5 patch or crossover cables is 328 feet (100 meters). Beyond that, you run the risk of signal loss and other complications.

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