I've got about 100 ft. to go including up and
down the walls between two rooms. I can't
as yet come up with a better idea than string
the cable down through a hole in the ceiling.
Any better ideas?
Will 100 ft on a 100 LAN work?
The maximum length for a 100BaseT UTP network segment is 100M
It might work at 1000 feet, but that is much longer than it was
designed to work at, unless you have an active device in there
somewhere to extend it (hub, switch, router, bridge, etc)
That's what I do because I don't want to slow the connection down with
unnecessary encryption. Cable internet loops are insecure enough that I
am not worred about somebody tapping into my connection. Besides, I live
on a 2.5 acre lot with the house right in the middle. I can barely get a
signal on my porch.
Actually on the win-home list this was just discussed and there was a
solution to up the bandwidth btw floors and through walls.
http://peach.ease.lsoft.com/archives/win-home.html search on wireless
network, last 2 weeks.
You can have a repeater, you can use better antenna, if you want
wireless, it is possible even on 10 acre lot.
How encryption slow down things? Can you elaborate on it?
Even wired connection uses encryption.
Secured computing(like military, foreign servies, etc.) is always using
some sort of encryption.
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 02:12:42 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
Not exactly. Just different security issues
Many newe setups are coming with WEP enabled. Besides, the cable
modem isn't secure out of the box, the OS isn't secure out of the box.
Far more people are compromised on a wired network than a wireless
FWIW, Max length for the true RS-232 standard was what, 50 feet?
I've worked in places with 200 foot RS-232 cables that worked
flawlessly. I would have no doubt that other maximums are easily
exceeded in typical environments.
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