27th January 2005, 11:45 PM
Questions on network WAN
Hi all, any advice on setting a WAN? anyone here have experience on that? say network within the entire NUS campus?
By using normal UTP 100Mbps cable...what are the things to look out for?
Repeaters? # of repeaters allow? Interference?
Any expertise advice?
27th January 2005, 11:47 PM
iirc theory for utp... its every 100m u need 1 repeater.... but actual usage its better to keep it below 90m limit
27th January 2005, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the advice....I was think to keep it at 95m to cut cost...keke
Originally Posted by kegler
Anyway I was stucked with the limits on repeaters....Max up to 4 right?
28th January 2005, 12:14 AM
Was thinking to link switches to Fiber-Optic Bridge.
Any M&E ppl here or network engr here?
28th January 2005, 11:16 AM
Aiyoh, this kind of advice can charge lots of money wan...
Originally Posted by rainman
Although I'm not a Network specialist, I have a bit of knowledge... What you describe is more like a MAN (Metropolitan Area Network). BTW NUS campus is ringed with Fibre Optics. The last time was using FDDI 10 years ago. Now should be ATM. UTP cannot make it one (clue: check up what is CSMA/CD).
Last edited by Watcher; 28th January 2005 at 11:18 AM.
28th January 2005, 12:12 PM