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    #46
    You mention RG6 and CAT-5 cable used with telephone lines and TV signals.
    IF you are using CAT-5E/e with Ethernet computer signals, you shouldn't exceed 100 meters (328 feet). It appears that you want to use CAT-5E/e cable for telephone lines. These 'analog' signals can travel 1,000 feet and more. As for the RG6 cable, TV signals are quite robust and the cable can meet/exceed the 1,00 foot mark also. TV signals can be finiky. Worse comes to worst, you may need to add an amplifier.
    You say lengths come close to 220 feet. You should have no problem at all with this installation.

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      #47
      Some IT thoughts ...

      Hi all, I've read this entire thread with interest and just want to throw my $.02 as a Network Engineer, and also certified with Wireless, into the mix for a couple of points.

      IMHO, wired will always be the preferred way to move large amounts of data around over wireless. Throughput demands are always increasing - we're putting in a new network with a 10Gbps backbone between switches. 40Gbps is in the works, and 10Gbps over copper is coming soon to a wire near you.

      Wireless has ONE advantage: mobility. Laptops, PDA's, smartphones - wireless absolutely.

      Video Servers, music servers, fixed appliances - wired.

      Wireless is half duplex - meaning it can only talk or listen - not both. As opposed to full duplex, switched, wired. Wireless is shared - only ONE device can talk at a time, as opposed to all devices attached to a wired, ethernet switch.

      Someone said, they use wireless for Internet in a residential installation and it's fine - of course it is, the wireless througput is not the bottleneck in that instance, the Internet connection is. Odds are your better cable and DSL connections aren't going to be much above about 5Mbps downstream - and even OLD wireless (802.11b) could keep up with that. However, the residential network won't be primarily used for Internet - it will increasingly be used for internal (Local Area Network (LAN)) needs - primarily multimedia - therefore large file transfers and streaming media.

      To summarize: you wireheads, and us wirehead wannabe's - IMHO, we have a decent foreseeable future in wire.
      A wannabe refugee from IT - Network Engineer tired of Cisco and Nortel and wants to work with AMX, Crestron, Niles Audio, HAI, etc.

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