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What is the Cat5e / Cat6 Ethernet cable maximum distance ?

Title
Cat5e / Cat6 Ethernet cable maximum distance
 
Issue
Cat5e / Cat6 Ethernet cable maximum distance
 
Product Line
Connexium
 
Environment
Ethernet networks
 
Cause
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Resolution
 For Ethernet copper cabling when used for 10/100/1000BASE-T, the maximum allowed length of a Cat 5e / Cat 6 cable is 100 meters (328 ft). This consists of 90 meters (295 ft) of solid "horizontal" cabling between the patch panel and the wall jack, plus 10 meters (33 ft) of stranded patch cable between each jack and the attached device.
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