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Windows 7: Cable length cat5

16 Apr 2013   #1
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
Cable length cat5

Just wondering does the length of your cat 5 cable mean anything? will it slow down the speed?


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16 Apr 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

In most cases, No. I've seen cable runs of over 100 ft in commercial buildings running to a hub and it did not cause any problems.
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16 Apr 2013   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Just wondering does the length of your cat 5 cable mean anything? will it slow down the speed?
It depends on what you are doing with the cable. If it is just for a computer, then the spec is about 300ft. If you attempt to run feed a projector/monitor, then even 30 feet can be too long. Take a look at page 8 of this presentation. That was not the link that I was looking for, but it wall do.
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16 Apr 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes the max cable length for Cat 5 UTP is 100M

More length will slow is down a small bit.
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