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Old 01-02-03, 04:51 PM   #1
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does it *REALLY* matter how long the ethernet cable is?

From my DSL modem to my computer does it matter if its 25 feet, 50 feet or 100 feet? Is there considerable signal degredation?
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Old 01-02-03, 04:54 PM   #2
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100 meters is the limit.
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Old 01-02-03, 07:37 PM   #3
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Do you mean anything up to 100 meters maintains high speed connectivity?
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Old 01-02-03, 09:15 PM   #4
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The spec says the cable can be up to 100 meters. After that you will get signal loss. Anything up to 100 meters is good.

Only way to test the actuall signal strength at different lengths is to buy a $1000 tester and test out different lengths. But anything up to 100 meters will give you the same level of performance.
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Old 01-02-03, 09:29 PM   #5
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dont worry about it, your fine. Ethernet cable is good for like they said 100 meters, your not even close to losing connectivity.
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Old 01-02-03, 09:59 PM   #6
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Just make sure it's monster cable.
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Old 01-03-03, 08:57 AM   #7
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Just make sure it's monster cable.
LOL....Monster cable is such a joke. Not to mention the people that actually believe this crap. Check out this review.

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Wow! After switching to this cable my Ethernet speeds increased by 21.34%. I liked it so much that I bought their R11 cable for my 56K modem. Awesome! My modem now achieves the full 56kbps speed, before it only did 52kbps!!?? Simply incredible. They call it "Internet Cable", and they mean it!

Then I bought their killer USB cables. OMG, now EVERYTHING works better! My USB HP DeskJet prints colors so much more vivid now! And my Kodak DC-4800 uploads pictures that are soooo, soooo clear. Say goodbye to that "smuggy" JPEG distortion.

I also bought some of their serial cable to work with my modern home's X11 system. Unreal! My programmable-automatic light dimmers are so gradual that you don't even notice them working! Careful with this one, as you may end up in the dark before you know it and bump into a wall. Heh.

Thats funny, last time I checked the FCC still only allows 53kbps on standard phone lines. Then again I'm on cable and haven't been on a modem in a couple of years but this hasn't changed afaik. Then again the way whoever wrote this makes it sound like a joke anyways.
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Old 01-03-03, 08:57 AM   #8
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Just make sure it's monster cable.
That was too funny with some of those reviews. I like the guy who said his downloads are now faster than his DSL speed.
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Old 01-03-03, 03:59 PM   #9
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Re: does it *REALLY* matter how long the ethernet cable is?

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From my DSL modem to my computer does it matter if its 25 feet, 50 feet or 100 feet? Is there considerable signal degredation?
i have one computer connected to a DSL router with a 50ft. ethernet cable. I don't see any degradation. If it's difficult to run a cable, then you should get a wireless router & card.
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Old 01-03-03, 06:37 PM   #10
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I ran a length of bulk CAT5e from the guest suite next to the garage, through an underground pipe into the house, and then into the room where the router is. Total length is about 110 feet, and it has worked very well for over a year.

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Old 01-03-03, 11:23 PM   #11
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100 meters is the limit.
What's the EXACT conversion into Feet? I know the limit is 300 ft. for Ethernet. I guess 100 meters and 300 feet are roughly the same.
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328 feet is the limit
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Old 01-04-03, 09:08 AM   #13
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What's the EXACT conversion into Feet? I know the limit is 300 ft. for Ethernet. I guess 100 meters and 300 feet are roughly the same.
In reality it is around 270-280 feet. The cable is twisted pair and so you lose some distance because of that.
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yea I forgot UTP is 328
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