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minimum ethernet cable length

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well the discussion is about min ethernet cable length. mainly Cat 5E.

i was going to make 6 inch ones to go from the patch panel to the switch. But people keep telling me 6 inches is too short and they need to be minimum 3 ft to avoid cross talk.

now i've been making ethernet cables for a long time now and i've made plenty of cables that seem to work perfectly fine. the one on my main rig is 1 ft (router to PC connection)

then i heard another discussion they have to be atleast 3 ft because if not the voltage will be too high.

any inputs?
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I Googled minimum ethernet cable length, and here's one of many sites I found. This is a nice and short description, which basically says that there's no minimum length for CAT 5.

http://www.ctrlink.com/2006_07_01_archive.html
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