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Was able to extend an 800 ft data connection.
on December 21, 2012
I work for a company that deals with small business technologies. From phone systems to their networks we dabble in a lot. We recently had a client that had moved into a warehouse and needed to activate an existing data connection that was over 800 feet from our switch. We were using Cat5e cable and we thought that we might get lucky as Cat5e is only rated up to 300 feet. We tested the connection with out any type of extender and we were dropping packets like crazy. I found this StarTech Ethernet Extender which already had great reviews. We have since installed this device for our client and they are happy with the results. The installation instructions were clear and concise. There are dip switches which need to be adjusted depending on your use. We are very happy with the outcome. Hopefully it will last for years and years. The only Cons that I can see with this device is the casing is made of plastic. With devices like this I like to see a sturdy metal casing. Also, if it had wall mounting holes that would be a great help. The only reason I give it 4 stars right now, is because of the plastic casing and the lack of mounting holes.