What are the maximum distances for CAT5 cabling?
By in Networking on Jul 15 2006
  • Eric Mann
    May, 2009 3

    A good standard answer is 100 meters (300 feet) with patch cords,90 meters (270 feet) without patch cords. That goes pretty much for everything up to and including CAT 7/Class Fa UTP.

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  • Nov, 2006 20

    Maximum cable lengh for ethernet depends on what kind of ethernet you are talking about!  Here are some details on the most popular kinds of ethernet.  (UTP = unshielded twisted pair)
    Gigabit Ethernet (over copper), 1000baseT
    Speed:
    1000 Mbps
    Max Len:
    100 Meters
    Cable:
    UTP, RJ-45 connectors
    Fast Ethernet, 100baseT 
    Speed:
    100 Mbps
    Max Len:
    100 Meters
    Cable:
    UTP, RJ-45 connectors
    Twisted Pair Ethernet, 10baseT 
    Speed:
    10 Mbps
    Max Len:
    100 Meters
    Cable:
    UTP, RJ-45 connectors
    Thin Ethernet , 10 base 2 
    Speed:
    10 Mbps
    Max Len:
    185 Meters
    Cable:
    RG-58 type coax, 50 ohm impedance
    Thick Ethernet, 10 base 5 
    Speed:
    10 Mbps
    Max Len:
    500 Meters
    Cable:
    RG-58 type coax, 50 ohm impedance

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