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    Serial Cable Length

    Anyone know what the limits are on serial cable length (9600baud) using cat5 ?
    It needs to go 20-50M any ideas if it will work?

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    Think I've had a 20m work ok... was a bit... interesting. Might have to get a booster. Or look at serial-over-ip adapters.

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    twice around the bin you've just thrown it in.....?


    I have little paitence for serial ports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post

    I have little paitence for serial ports

    but they are so easy to program for.

    anyway. no need anymore.
    I now need to build a dedicated server out of an old laptop.
    long story.

    thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Anyone know what the limits are on serial cable length (9600baud) using cat5 ?
    It needs to go 20-50M any ideas if it will work?
    For future googlers.

    Serial cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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