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bvcybro
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Cable (UTP) network design

Best way to cable (UTP) a one floor 900 meter building with one server and switches?

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Kasun Bandara
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Hi,

maximum recommended to UTP is 100m.you have below options.

 

1. use fiber connection between 2 locations.

2. use repeaters per 90m (difficult to maintain)

3. make point to point wireless connection (if no disturbances between 2 locations)

 

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KB

I can't use any fiber, only UTP n switches.

If you can only use UTP your choices are very limited to:

 

1 switch every 100m and then next length

 

forget  getting speeds above 56kbps and install a phone line with dial up modems on each end (I did this in the army and had runs of over 1km but speeds were in useable other than transferring text)

 

if you have in obstructed line of sight you could use a wireless bridge setup

 

if electrical outlets are on the same circuit you could look at Ethernet over power

 

the industry standard way to do this is to run fibre you won’t find a licensed cavalier who will run and certify a 900m run of Cat5 or above.

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Leo Laohoo
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Fibre optic, specifically, multi-mode (OM3 or OM4).

balaji.bandi
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You need to mix and match, I would advise Cat 5 less as much as you can near the end device.

 

For Longer use Fibre Cables, and end side use CAT cables with latest version available in the market.

 

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I can't use any fiber, only UTP n switches.

Leo Laohoo
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@bvcybro wrote:

I can't use any fiber, only UTP n switches.


OK, put a switch every 100 metres.  

Then you need to daisy chain with the Limitation of Ethernet cable distance.

 

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