AS/400 9404 and TWINAX questions...

From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 13:30:04 2004

At 03:37 AM 9/29/2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>You can use just about anything for short runs. Even 100-base-T might
>work with 4-strands of random wire at some minimal distance. But if you
>expect anything to run and run reliably, especially at a distance, use
>properly rated cable :)

These days, though, it's getting harder: inexpensive consumer
networking gear is all over the map in terms of what sort of
signal degradation it can handle.

I've seen some equipment that can't pick up a signal on a 100-foot
run of suitably rated and crimped cable. I don't have a TDR tester,
but a simple $50 tester shows valid wiring.

- John
Received on Wed Sep 29 2004 - 13:30:04 BST

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