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NEW longer Ethernet cable?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by phototec, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    I'm relocating my Roland SP540v to a different location, and want to run a NEW longer Ethernet cable, I know I need a crossover type cable, but not sure about it being CAT5 or CAT 6 and how long you can go, basically need to run about 60-70 feet.

    Just going from one computer to the printer, but might also want to add another computer, what would be the best scenario, if I decide to add another computer to the mix?

    I know nothing about networking.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    both computers and printer all on router or switch

    I believe max ethernet run is like 300ft so anyway you do it should be fine
     
  3. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Where do you locate the router or switch (near printer), and does it need external power?

    What about the cable itself, CAT 5 or CAT 6?

    Thanks
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    cat6 offers faster bandwidth and less signal degradation and crosstalk.

    yeah switches/routers are powered..put it where it needs to go i guess?
     
  5. TresL

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    Cat 5 is fine, the printer is only 100Mb, Cat 6 is for Gig.

    Max distance is 100 Meters or around 330 feet.
     
  6. 34Ford

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    If your motherboard has two ethernet ports like mine you dont need a router.
     
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