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Windows 7: Networking cabling

04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
Networking cabling

Newbie Silver Surfer here, hello all.
Question is: I want to add a new build big box PC to my lappy in another room. Wireless is fine, tested out OK, but I have only 2.4 Mb at best and wish to cable the connection, keeping wireless for Kindle and occasional lappy use.
Using a 15 m. Cat 5e in my bungalow loft, is there any degradation in Signal over a GOOD cable?
Thank you, in anticipation.

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04 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

According to the ANSI/TIA/EIA standard for category 5e cable, the maximum length for a cable segment is 100 meters (328 feet).
So I don't believe you would experience any degradation in signal at 15m.
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04 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)

Thank you, Glhs958. A quick, concise and informative response. Much obliged.
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04 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I use a 10m cable without any problems.
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04 Jun 2011   #5


Remember to check the cable out properly before you install it as it is easy to get a cable with one or more bad connections which need to be remade.
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04 Jun 2011   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I have a couple of computers connected with a 100ft Cat 5 cable on my networks. Still faster than wireless.

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