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Old 08-07-2005, 02:47 AM   #1
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lan cable - signal strength..?


in my intranet - build on cables - all pc's have instant and promt lan browsing- and external capability..
except for one - which is a bit slower..

is it possible to enhance the signal through the cable..?
(i suspect the cable to the slow pc is just a few meters too long)
 
Old 08-07-2005, 05:40 AM   #2
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the length of a cable will have no relation to the speed of a signal, as long at it's less than 100 metres, you'll be fine.
 
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yes that's what i thought too..
but why is it then, that one box is slower than the others on the same network..?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 08:03 PM   #4
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Other factors can influence the signal passing through the cable too. For instance if the cable is picking up a lot of EMI somewhere along its path it could cause problems. Check to make sure the cable isn't passing through florecent lights, electrical wiring, etc.
 
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maybe the NIC is just runnign at 10mbps compared to 100mbps?
 
  


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