On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 06:12:33AM -0500, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 09:44:17PM +0000, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> > Do any of you have any experience with ethernet repeaters? Any
> > recommendations if you have, for something to make a really long
> > line be able to support 100mbit signal, not just 10mbit?
>> If there are power points at strategic points along the way, repeated
> runs of cat5 <100m with multiple 10/100 _switches_ would do the trick.
There's a limit there in the number of switches you can have - I think it's
four, but I could be wrong. How long is really long ?
> Or you could run fibre.
Yes, that's the definitive answer - up to 10km fairly handily, and longer
possible. Cost of cable, installation, and magic boxes at each end of the
cable will be a tad more than Wesley's ganged switches answer though.
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