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How to Run Network Cables?

… sources. Cable Length and Routes On an Ethernet type network, typically, we use a star network topology. This means that all of the devices connect into a central point, which is usually a network switch. The network switch receives and distributes all the network packets to network devices. You need to plan your network so that the longest path from any two network devices is less than 100m, (328ft). If this is not possible plan using additional repeaters or switches. Position your network …

How to Build a Computer Network

… Ethernet cables are limited to 100m between any two active devices. If you need more than 100m between any two active devices such as computer and switch or computer to computer, you need to add a repeater or a hub, a switch will work as well, at each additional 100 meters, (or 333 ft.). Depending on your materials and equipment, your network can run at 10Mb/s, 100mb/s or 1Gigabit/s. The most usual is to use Cat 5 or Cat 5e cables and connectors. A Cat 5 network can provide a speed up …