What to do about cabling long distances and signal strength fading?

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I made a connection using Cat 6 SYSTIMAX cable from the server switch to the next repeater, which is 85 meters - and then to the next point it is 50 meters and then 50, then 50. The problem is the signal strength is not that strong and its on and off. What do you advise me to do? Thank you.

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Using fiber instead of copper Cat 6 might give you better results. Check <a href=”http://www.lanshack.com/fiber-optic-tutorial-network.aspx”>here</a> and <a href=”http://vb.net/products/MICRONET/fiber-optic.pdf”>here</a> for some more general info on fiber optic cabling. There is also a <a href=”http://ronja.twibright.com/”>hack method</a> that would require line of sight, and some tech background.
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  • 2kBoot
    Although Fiber is a good option, it also very explensive and requires different connection types. If you need to place more te 50 meters of cable, you then need to add a swtich, a smart switch is not that expensive, and less than fiber. In addtion you dont need to configure smart switch. Just make sure you have a switch that runs at the same speed as your network. Good Luck
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    P.S. replace that repeater with a smart switch that will help also. Repeaters are older technology and tend to hinder you network performance.
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