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Help with connecting computer to network

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Could some brainy person please help me.
Where I work, the office computers are all connected via a hub.
However the workshop is about 160 metres away and we want to connect the computer there onto the network.
As I understand it, Cat 5 cable is only good for about 100 metres.

What is the cheapest alternative to getting the PC in the workshop hooked up.
I have thought about a mobile dongle, but this means he won't be on our network.

Any suggestions pleazzzze !!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago

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Get an ethernet hub or some form of ethernet extension and another ethernet cable.
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Failing that, just put a repeater in half way, or a cheap switch of some sort
Ideally you need a cab to house a switch inbetween point A and B which then allows you the 100m cable distance from the midway point or you could have a fibre installed.
Could this be done through a plug in system that operates through the existing power cables ?

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