network cableing between rooms

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Currently we have an office conencted by cat5e. all stations are connected to one central location point where Cisco 2960 switches, servers, firewalls ect reside. we are expanding and will be taking over new space which is down the hall. ( which is not more than 100m). this space we are taking is an office that an old company has so it is wired and has its own central location(server room) that all the stations lead to. my question is instead of re inventing the wheel and running many cables from our existing server room to all the station points in the new space, what would be the best method of connecting the two rooms? there will be about 25 connections in the new space/

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Run fiber optic between the distribution facilities (closets). Run at least 3 pair so you will have a backup in case there is a fault in one of the pair. This will also give you expansion capabilities in the closets.

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  • Dtooth71
    would a CAT6 connection between the two Gigabit ports on the swtiches work good?
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  • Denny Cherry
    As long as you don't need more than 1 Gig of bandwidth, which for 25 machines should be plenty. As Labnuke pointed out run an extra cable or two in case the cable fails. This way if it does, you simply plug in the other cable and you are done. You can replace the cable at your convenience instead of having to rush to get it replaced and having to pay over time to get it done that night.
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