Solved

802.3 Question

Posted on 2006-10-27
2
209 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Going back a few years ago when I was involved in Ethernet Networking - the only way to correctly connect two Ethernet Segments together was via a 802.3 Repeater.

Is there now a Standard Approved method of connecting two segments of CAT5 cable using some kind of passive coupler?  If so, where is it stated in the Standard.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Coolmain
2 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 500 total points
ID: 17822936
It's just a CAT5 cable coupler used to connect two CAT5 cables together to make 1 longer cable.
http://www.firefold.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CAT5E-COUP-WHI
As long as it says 'cat5' or cat5e you're good to go.

The ethernet "standard" only relates to how long the total length of cable can be (100m), but not how you get it there. As long as the cable conforms to CAT5 standards end-end with couplers, then there is no such 802.xx governing standard.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Coolmain
ID: 17828363
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Quality of Service (QoS) options are nearly endless when it comes to networks today. This article is merely one example of how it can be handled in a hub-n-spoke design using a 3-tier configuration.
Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an offic…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now