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    How long for Patch Cable

    I have a Linksys Wireless 4 port Hub/DSL Access point. It's great!!!
    Recently I renovated the old shack in the back of the house and I wanted to run a CAT5 cable there that will hook directly to the 4-port. Its about a 50 foot run. Will this work? The wiring scheme is:

    Wht/Orange
    Wht/Blue
    Wht/Green
    Wht/Brown

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    Re: How long for Patch Cable

    The distance is fine.
    The wiring scheme is 10Mb/s so long as it is the same at both ends.
    If you want 100Mb/s you need to have new ends put on the cat 5 cable. I prefer the "B" standard
    Orange/White
    Orange
    Green/White
    Blue
    Blue/White
    Green
    Brown/White
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    Re: How long for Patch Cable

    Here's the specs on max distances:

    Gigabit Ethernet (over copper), 1000baseT
    Speed: 1000 Mbps
    Max Len: 100 Meters
    Cable: UTP, RJ-45 connectors

    Fast Ethernet, 100baseT
    Speed: 100 Mbps
    Max Len: 100 Meters
    Cable: UTP, RJ-45 connectors

    Twisted Pair Ethernet, 10baseT
    Speed: 10 Mbps
    Max Len: 100 Meters
    Cable: UTP, RJ-45 connectors

    Thin Ethernet , 10 base 2
    Speed: 10 Mbps
    Max Len: 185 Meters
    Cable: RG-58 type coax, 50 ohm impedance

    Thick Ethernet, 10 base 5
    Speed: 10 Mbps
    Max Len: 500 Meters
    Cable: RG-58 type coax, 50 ohm impedance
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    Re: How long for Patch Cable

    What's the max length for a crossover cable?

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    Re: How long for Patch Cable

    From what I'm reading, should be the same length as above.....
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