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Max feet of cat5/6 between wireless routers...

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July 3, 2010 4:32:08 PM

Hello, I'm stringing internet service out to the second building from the house. From a port on my Linksys WRT54GL wireless router, I run a 75 ft cat 6 connection out to another WRT54GL, then on to the second building via another 100 ft of cat 6. Signal very weak. Am I beyond the distant cat 6 and the routers were intended for?
July 3, 2010 5:23:12 PM

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Hello, I'm stringing internet service out to the second building from the house. From a port on my Linksys WRT54GL wireless router, I run a 75 ft cat 6 connection out to another WRT54GL, then on to the second building via another 100 ft of cat 6. Signal very weak. Am I beyond the distant cat 6 and the routers were intended for?


Your distances are within reach. 100 meters is normally the maximum distance.

If you are making your own cables, the order of how the wires appear in the connectors is very important.
If done incorrectly, you may not connect, or, it may not connect at any speed greater than 10Mbps.

Here is a link to a guide for preparing cables:

http://cphsolutions.com/images/EthernetCablingPin.pdf
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