> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of John
> P. Looney
> Sent: 27 April 2001 20:26
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] house wiring - serial over cat-5
>>> Hmm. When I got my house wired, I got Shielded Twisted Pair put behind
> all the walls - reckon that I could do ~20 metres with that ?
Un-fortunately I'd have to give you a real finger in the air answer. I've
had RS232 running on around 70m of CW1308 (telephone cable) and I've heard
of others getting it working over even further. But that was running at 4800
baud and with copious amounts of error checking.
I've also had problems running over less than 20m with much faster data
because of the environment it was in.
I'd say you'll "probably" be ok. It's not like you'll be running
particularly fast or with particularly critical data (I guess?!), but make
sure the shields are earthed.
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