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Old 04-27-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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Alright I was told that when you get to about 75-100ft. you'll start getting a weaker signal and should get a booster. I'm going to be running a cable(s) from my modem to my other computer which is 100 feet. So should I get a 75ft. Cat5/booster/25ft. Cat5 cable? Or, if I was to go to a single 100ft. Cat6 cable - which setup would give the cleanest signal?
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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Default 100 ft. Ethernet Cable.

Alright I was told that when you get to about 75-100ft. you'll start getting a weaker signal and should get a booster. I'm going to be running a cable(s) from my modem to my other computer which is 100 feet. So should I get a 75ft. Cat5/booster/25ft. Cat5 cable? Or, if I was to go to a single 100ft. Cat6 cable - which setup would give the cleanest signal?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #3
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Eh I doubt only 100ft will be a problem. I personally think you might loose more from the 75ft end > booster > 25ft start part then you would if you just went all the way with the 100ft. But if you think it's best to get the booster. Go 50ft > booster > 50ft.
As for the Cat 6.. It's always better to think towards the future with cabling speaking you will have to rewire it all over again... So I would recommend you do go with cat 6. But that is just a suggestion.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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Get the 75 Feet and Booster and stuff it just sounds more reliable and sounds like it would have a stronger signal.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #5
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Hmm, so then if I made the option of 50ft/50ft Cat6/booster or just a direct 100ft Cat6 - would you still suggest the 100ft. rather than the booster setup?
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:05 AM   #6
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Well actually, with regular cat 5, you will start loosing signal after 110 feet... With cat 5e, you start loosing after 130 some feet, with cat 6 you start loosing after like 170 feet... With cat 6e, you get I think 200 feet before you start loosing... I have my two computers running off a 100 foot cat 5e, and I have the quickest latency in my network... Including the computer only 3 feet away from the first router...
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Why dont you just buy 2 wireless cards? It would be cheaper and easier.
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The limit is 380 feet on cat-6. Boosters just pump up the noise on the line. If you need to run past 380 it's best to switch to fiber optic cable.
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380 feet is where you run in to trouble. 100 feet is nothing.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:25 AM   #10
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Not a fan of wireless, other than on my iPhone. But cool, sounds like the 100 ft. Cat6 won't be a problem.
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Default Re: 100 ft. Ethernet Cable.

100 Ft Cat 5 will work just fine
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Default Re: 100 ft. Ethernet Cable.

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Alright I was told that when you get to about 75-100ft. you'll start getting a weaker signal and should get a booster. I'm going to be running a cable(s) from my modem to my other computer which is 100 feet. So should I get a 75ft. Cat5/booster/25ft. Cat5 cable? Or, if I was to go to a single 100ft. Cat6 cable - which setup would give the cleanest signal?
100ft is well within the specifications of Cat5 / Cat6, you don't have to worry until you hit 90M

Also, DO NOT CROSSPOST. Only post a thread once in the approperiate section.
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Default Re: 100 ft. Ethernet Cable.

as others said, 100 ft is no problem with speed reduction.. however try to keep the wire away from other electric cables, don't want to create any interference or crosstalk
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Yeah you should not have any problems with 100ft. Here's a good, cheap place for cables. 100ft. cat5e cable only $9
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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