patch cable or drop cable length

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how do we calculate max length of drop cable used in ethernet lan.

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Total copper wire length should not exceed 100M. You may extend distances by using fiber between distribution areas, but copper wire runs are limited to 100M.

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  • Matt Mather
    In addition to the above, which is 100% accurate, most cablers will only run to 90m so that they are accounting for a 5m patch cord at either end. If its fibre distances you are after please be more specific.
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  • Joeybaker
    As @Labnuke99 said: you can't run ethernet longer than 100m. Always add a few extra feed to any cable you make, then add in some extra to account for mistakes. Aside from that – the whole thing is an semi-educated guess.
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