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Posted on 2003-03-20
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dear sir,

we are providing internet connections to home user through cable internet.
So please suggest me the best way for connecting using hub to hub.( whether to use coaxil cable or bnc cable or others). which will cover more distance  (hub to hub)and will be the reliable one.
Again,from hub using cat5 utp cable how long will it cover to the  user end.
please suggest me the same for Cat6 utp cable.

thanking you.

pradeep khakhlari.
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deroode earned 100 total points
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Theoretically: Coax (10base2) 185 meters, UTP (10baseT) 100 meters.

But: i would recommend not using Coax, as it is a dying technology. Soon you can't buy any hubs with coax anymore. Use an utp cable connected to an uplink port on the hub, or use a cross-over cable.

cat6 cable is rated from 500 to 1000 meters, but the Ethernet standard is not, so you wouldn't get any gain from that.

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To add to deroode, you can also implement multiple hubs (which are pretty cheap) or another specialized repeater to increase the distance from your internet connection to the users. The ethernet rule is no more than 4 repeaters (which is what a hub is) between the client and the server (which would be your internet connection). But realize that part of the reason for the distance limitation is latency, not just signal strength. So the further you get from your source, and the more repeaters you pass through, the longer it will take for data to send and recieve.

good luck

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Also due to the nature of hubs, you are not supposed to have more than 4 connected together, because as a hub fowards everything to everyone you will get a significant build up off traffic, and performance will suffer.
Switches are much more efficient, and in my opinion definatley worth the extra cash.

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