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Networks 24 core + cat5e or 6

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lysaer, 19 Nov 2011.

  1. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    Does anyone know where to get 24 core or more twisted pair in either cat5e or 6 flavours.

    Ideally it needs to be direct burial.

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  2. moody89

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    May be worth asking at your local electrical wholesalers, I would have thought they'll know more about this and where to get it from.
     
  3. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    If you need 3 Gigabits of network bandwidth, then just get 3x8 core Cat6 cable. By your question I assume you need cheap network cable with a total of 24 wires - I got 20m of Cat6 UTP from scan for £8. Note that these are patch cables so may not be suited for long distance or direct burial, but I wired up two of these cables through the attic to a wall jack and both work fine.
     
  4. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    I need like 6km of the stuff and its going to be external so needs to be direct burial, I could run just multiple cat6 but a multicore would be more efficient.

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    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I've seen plenty of 6 pair direct burial cat5e cable in the telecom world, but any pair counts higher than that is always cat3.

    Might I ask what your intended application is? It may be worth looking at fiber, if you plan on running ethernet.
     
  7. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    6km? you running a network to your friends house? awesome if you are :D
     
  8. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    It's for a very large piece of property. We already ran fiber with another fiber redundancy as well, but for some reason also want to fit a copper redundancy which is a mission, have to add extenders etc to increase distance over 90m.

    I can run multiple cables but was just wondering if there was some multicore stuff since it would make the pulls a lot easier.

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    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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  10. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    We already laid om4 so there is plenty of bandwidth with the fiber runs. But you only need a pair of extenders at either end of the long runs, they give you a 1km extension on copper. I'll check that link now, cheers buddt

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  11. Mimic

    Mimic What's a Dremel?

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    These guys are your friends.

    Any cable you like, if they dont have it then they can source it. Have been using for over 8 years with no problems.
     

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