|Re: Neighborhood Area Network (NAN)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ben Levi (bendimensional.com)|
|Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 21:35:24 -0500|
Matt wrote: "I don't think I would bother with fiber. However, I would want to run multiple Cat-5 runs to each house and maybe a few strands of RG-6. As far as installation, I would want to run Cat-5 to multiple locations in each home and use it for telephone service as well. Lots of flexibility is very important." There is a key issue here having to do with distances. The maximum distance for an Ethernet 10-Base-T run is 100 meters, or roughly 300 ft. So if the distances between the houses and the Common House are close to that or greater, you'll be forced to do one of three solutions. The first is to install repeaters, which are a hassle. The second way is ThinNet, or 10-Base-2 wire, in a hub configuration, not a star. The third way, and IMHO the future, is fiber optic, which is probably less expensive for the wire, but more expensive initially for the termination equipment. Still, that's the way to go if you want to be up to date in ten years. -- Ben Levi | Ph:303-546-0679 | Fax: 303-473-0489 2800 Kalmia, #A-327 | Boulder, CO 80301 | ben [at] dimensional.com
- Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) Joe Gotobed via chyba , May 9 1998
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