[rescue] Anyone need any three foot patch cables?

James Fogg James at jdfogg.com
Thu Jun 28 13:54:53 CDT 2007

> I recently ordered a bunch of 1' Cat5 cables from monoprice,
> for the purpose of hooking together my DSL "modem"/QoS
> box/Airport Extreme/ Gigabit switch/etc.  i got tired of
> having 7' cables bundled up to connect equipment that's 3" apart.
> Bill

The minimum length for an ethernet cable, end to end, is 7 feet. It has
to do with the wavelength of the signals, reflections, attenuation, etc.

As true "patch" cords for use on a patch panel shorties work fine.

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