Article investigates the 5 best ways to extend Ethernet
When does the real world, 100-meter range limitation of copper Ethernet cable become a problem?
A recent article in Plant Engineering identifies "the 5 best ways to extend Ethernet." Authored by Mike Fahrion, the piece points out that "when TCP/IP networking moves out of the home and office environment and into the real world, the 100-meter range limitation of copper Ethernet cable becomes a problem. The remote sensors along an oil pipeline, for example, are going to require a bit more range than that. Fortunately, there are ways to provide it. With conversion and extension, networks can cover distances that are measured in kilometers rather than meters."