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post #11 of 17
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Don't do wireless since the signal won't be 100%, if you can go hardwired it would be ideal but you have to remember you can't have a cord longer then 50ft. Powerline adapters are a lot better now since the release. I have no issues streaming 1080p files from my 10/100 network.
Can't is a pretty big word to use. ethernet can go well past 50 feet and still work great.

EDIT: From WP, "According to the ANSI/TIA/EIA standard for category 5e cable, (TIA/EIA 568-5-A[5]) the maximum length for a cable segment is 100 meters (328 feet)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable.

After that, it will still work. That's just signal degradation.
Edited by wtomlinson - 5/12/11 at 1:25pm
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It might be cheaper to at least try wireless first. I'm not gonna argue with anyone because I probably don't know as much but I must have an amazing wireless setup at my place. All my machines are hardwired except my laptop, and I can stream 1080p to it from anywhere in my place or out in the yard. One of the largest movies I have (off the top of my head) is my rip of Avatar (non-3d) at 20GB. Streams fine over wireless here. I also pick up lots of wireless signals from neighbors too so it's not like I'm remote and the only wireless signals are my own.

And all I use is my ISP modem/router combo. Nothing fancy.

Like I said, I'm not that smart with this stuff so someone else may know why my stuff streams ok.
    
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post #13 of 17
www.monoprice.com for dirt cheap premade cat5/6 cables.
I hope you didnt have to look up the 100 meter length, that should be common knowledge around here.
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i looked it up because i could almost guarantee that it's NOT common knowledge around here.

and from personal experience, i've ran cable well over 100m.
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i looked it up because i could almost guarantee that it's NOT common knowledge around here.

and from personal experience, i've ran cable well over 100m.
Anyone who's studied for network+ might not remember the exact figures but should know cat5 can go for longer distances then 50ft.
    
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post #16 of 17
You can go 50ft higher I just remember learning that you would need a repeater. A lot less hassle to just throw in a powerline adapter.
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i looked it up because i could almost guarantee that it's NOT common knowledge around here.

and from personal experience, i've ran cable well over 100m.
Lol, for some reason, I always remember this as 100ft.

Stevo, it's 100m. I may not always remember the unit of measurement, but I'm sure the figure is 100 from networking class. This is talking about cat5e. Not sure if regular cat5 has different specs. You might need a repeater after 100m. Saying might because you can usually do even longer runs than that (even if the spec only guarantees 100m).
Edited by rui-no-onna - 5/12/11 at 8:57pm
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