Cat6 running 600ft
Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:59 AM
Thank you for your help in advance! Here is my problem, I'm building a new office, and my networking guy laid down an underground cat6 cable for around 600 ft, once that was done, I found out that the recommended distance for a cat6 cable shouldn't even be 300ft. So I'm stuck!
Is there a way I can attach something two the two ends to boost signal? Would attaching switches (since they act as repeaters), help solve the problem? Are there any network amplifiers that people use?
Thanks for your help!
Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:15 AM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:30 AM
Thanks for the help. I think my cable is not a fiber run cable, it is indeed copper. My network guy (who I don't trust too much), is telling me that there is an amplifier he can put at one end (something that DLink offers). But as far as my understanding goes (and it is really limited), switches act as repeaters, so wouldnt two switches at both ends work?
My setup right now, would have a server one one end (connected to a switch), and the other end will have about 8-10 nodes communicating with the server. I have a small ERP that I'll be running on the server.
Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:44 AM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:56 AM