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Router - Cable - Length

Does anyone know what is the max length of ethernet cable I can run from my BT router to another device?  Trying to get internet int my garage and Wifi wont reach.

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Re: Router - Cable - Length

100m



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Re: Router - Cable - Length

Thanks imjolly - have you tested this?

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Its the standard length restriction for Ethernet Cat 5E and above cable.

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@Tibco wrote:

Thanks imjolly - have you tested this?


seriously🤔



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Re: Router - Cable - Length

Lol - sorry, please don't be offended 😀. I had googled the max length for Cat 5 and found it was 100m, however , I am more concerned that a consumer grade router may not have the signal strength required to send a signal that far.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Router - Cable - Length

Also - sorry, do I need a cross over cable or straight through?

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the limitation is more to do with propagation time of the signal rather than power limitations.

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@Tibco wrote:

Also - sorry, do I need a cross over cable or straight through?


Doesn't matter these days, Ethernet devices are virtually all auto sensing now.