How far is far enough?

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  1. Culmac

    Culmac n3wb

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    I was looking for info for long runs of cat 6 but really didn't find anything conclusive..
    This is just an FYI if you were wondering. Everyone knows the limitations of ethernet cable.. 100 meters.
    I ran 300 feet of a good quality (all copper) cat 6 cable to a light pole and used an Amcrest outdoor 3Mp POE camera. I powered it with the Amcrest POE+ 8 port powered switch. I was a little concerned but it works like a charm. Very solid connection with no dropouts.
    Jim
     
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    Q™ Known around here

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    How do you know it was 300-feet @Culmac?
     
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    Culmac n3wb

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    The footage is on the wire....
     
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    300f is less than 100 meters so its no surprise that it works. There are threads where folks have run 500f+ with no issues.
     
  5. SkyLake

    SkyLake Getting the hang of it

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    You still need to learn much about networking i see :)

    edit: Ah, he deleted his last message. I was pointing at @Culmac with my post.
     
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    fenderman Staff Member

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    I deleted it... some folks don't get it.
     
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  7. SkyLake

    SkyLake Getting the hang of it

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    lol, ok :D

    But you are right, some people never get it. A unwritten book of knowledge :D