Maximum length of cross over cable to connect 2 computers

Maximum length of cross over cable to connect 2 comp

Can any one please tell me till what distance can 2 computers communicate using a CAT 5 cross over cable...?

I connected 2 computers with a 5 meter cross over cable(CAT 5) it was Pinging with each other and i was able to access every thing . then i connected the same 2 computers with a 10 meter cross over cable(CAT 5) but it failed to ping with each other...

Can anyone help me out
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  1. There might be something wrong with your cable. The max length for CAT 5s, cross over and otherwise, is 100 meters.
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