5000' ethernet?

Olivier Nicole on at cs.ait.ac.th
Fri Jul 17 08:10:05 UTC 2009


> AFAIK neither of these really needs the signal quality of Cat 5 --
> they both should work just fine over Cat 3 -- but surely the higher
> grade wire can't hurt (and it may increase the usable DSL distance).

I think I remember that the gauge of Ethernet cable is smaller than
the one of phone cable: Ethernet cores are smaller, there can be an
issue with the quality/strength of the signal.

Of course DSL can go over one mile.


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