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Question by lwu
Submitted on 9/3/2003
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Is there a minimum segment length requirement for twisted pair ethernet cables?

Answer by MHammons
Submitted on 11/8/2003
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10BaseT - Uses Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. Uses star topology. Shielded twisted pair (STP) is not part of the 10BaseT specification. Not subject to the 5-4-3 rule. They can use category 3, 4, or 5 cable, but perform best with category 5 cable. Category 3 is the minimum. Require only 2 pairs of wire. Cables in ceilings and walls must be plenum rated. Maximum segment length is 100 meters. Minimum length between nodes is 2.5 meters. Maximum number of connected segments is 1024. Maximum number of nodes per segment is 1 (star topology). Uses RJ-45 connectors.


Answer by mike
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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what is the max segment length for a twisted pair ethernet cables


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