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What are the distances/ranges of Co-axial,twisted pair,fiber optics cables without a repeater?
please number these from best cable to worst.(by speed and bandwidth)
what are the bandwidths too?

are wireless(unguided) media unlimited in range?such as microwaves ,wifi

thanks!

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www.google.com
most of us here[ i think anyway,me fur sure] will not know all those answers off the top of our heads ,so we would have to use google to find the answers for you .

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I know Cat-5e is around 100m. You can go a little more but anything past that and you lose connectivity. I ran a Cat-5e around 375 feet for a VOIP phone. You could get the call to connect but the call would drop after about eight seconds.

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Wireless standards and speeds

802.11a 54 Mbps 150 feet
802.11b 11 Mbps 300 feet
802.11g 54 Mbps 300 feet
802.11n 100 Mbps 300+ feet

Categories of Unshielded Twisted Pair

1 - 1 Mbps - Voice Only (Telephone Wire)
2 - 4 Mbps - LocalTalk & Telephone (Rarely used)
3 - 16 Mbps - 10BaseT Ethernet
4 - 20 Mbps - Token Ring (Rarely used)
5 - 100 Mbps (2 pair) - 100BaseT Ethernet
1000 Mbps (4 pair) - Gigabit Ethernet
5e - 1,000 Mbps - Gigabit Ethernet
6 - 10,000 Mbps - Gigabit Ethernet

Ranges :

Co-axial
10BASE2 - 185m
10BASE5 - 500m
10BASE-36 - 3,600m

Twisted Pair
10BASET - 100m
100BaseT - 100m
100BaseTX - 100m
100BaseT4 - 100m

Fiber Optics
10BaseF - 2000 m
100BaseFX - 2000 m

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