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Extending ethernet cable

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Last response: in Networking
January 25, 2011 1:17:50 AM

This past weekend I upgraded an older router with a Cisco WRVS4400N with Verizon FIOS as our internet service.

We have a new piece of production equipment being installed in the next couple of weeks and the PC (running XP Pro) controlling the equipment must have internet access. This new computer will be located approximately 425 feet from the new router. I am hoping to run Cat5 cabling from the router to this new computer.

After reading multiple sources it appears that the maximum length of Cat5 cabling is 100 meters (328 feet). I am looking for the best solution to "expand or boost" the signal so that I can run the Cat5 cabling over the 425 feet.

Should I use a booster device (like a Patton 2110/EUI) or something else? Thank you.

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January 25, 2011 1:42:59 AM

Yes the Patton 2110/EUI would work or 5 port switch would due it, too.

both require a power source.
February 1, 2011 10:44:55 AM

Best answer selected by Brothurb.