Cabling Issues...(How long can I spread my LAN ?)
Posted on 2007-07-20
Hi friends !
I have recently joined an educational institute. This institute is covering a big geographical area. It is not running in a big 4-5 stroy building. All the class rooms, labs, offices, conference halls are located in some distance to each other. Some offices are 500-800 meters far (nearly 1 km). But all the PCs in these chambers are connected to the ISA Server 2000 in a switched network.
Now I want to know that how long can I spread my LAN ? I wondor that if we say a 100BaseT network then a UTP cable can only work upto 100 meters then how the network of the institute is spreaded in such a big geographical area. Have they used Repeaters...!!!
I want to know about the cabling...
Kindly reply in this regard...