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    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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    Get an ethernet hub or some form of ethernet extension and another ethernet cable.

    Wireless?

    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.

    Original Poster

    Could this be done through a plug in system that operates through the existing power cables ?
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