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Maximum CAT5E Length for Daisy-Chained Controllers


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Hello, All:

If you have several CAT5E daisy-chained controllers, does the 100 meter limit still apply? Or is each controller boosting the signal?

In other words, can I have 20 controllers with 10 meters of CAT5E between each controller?

Thanks,

-Roy

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DrNiceGuy wrote:

Hello, All:

If you have several CAT5E daisy-chained controllers, does the 100 meter limit still apply? Or is each controller boosting the signal?

In other words, can I have 20 controllers with 10 meters of CAT5E between each controller?

Thanks,

-Roy


100 feet applies from the first controller to the pc. After that, I think it's 2k feet.

Don's wiki has more: http://www.lorwiki.com/en/index.php/Basics:Basic_Setup
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Jeff,
So, for sure, the 400 feet from 1st controller to the PC won't be a problem.

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Thanks everyone! Looks like I shouldn't have any issues with long runs between controllers...

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James Shelby wrote:

Jeff,
So, for sure, the 400 feet from 1st controller to the PC won't be a problem.


That sure is a long run to the first contoller.

Also remember this little fact also. If you are running the USB485B adapter, the one with 2 cat5 jacks. The 4000' rule still aplies, it does not mean you can now run 8000'. There is actually a loop going thru the cat5 which is why there is a limit.
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