Max length of ethernet cable from core to DS

(Simon Calder) #1

Hi all,

I’ve moved house and I’m setting up my system for the new layout. One end point DS will be quite a distance from the Roon core (nucleus) and my NAS, which are side-by-side.

Is there a maximum distance I can expect go with a single ethernet cable, before there’s quality issues (drop out or similar)? Are there factors that can influence that (e.g. type of cable)?

Would appreciate any advice.

Thanks, Simon.

(Peter Hocking) #2

The maximum length of a Cat 5, 5e, 6 etc cable between points, ie network switch to device is 100 metres, so the furtherest apart you can have them is 200 metres, ( Roon core -->switch/router–>DS)

(Simon Calder) #3

Oh right, no problem then. My house is not that big, alas :wink:

Thanks Peter

(Maxxim M) #4

Pay attention to the quality of the cable, min cat6 … and do not install close to electric cables …

(Simon Calder) #5

Got it, thanks

(Tony) #6

Also keep it away from any co-ax or screened cables carrying RF or analog video. Ethernet can certainly interfere with the low level signals coming from aerials.

(Simon Calder) #7

Right, will do. Thanks guys.