Ethernet and Fiber Cable Speeds and Lengths

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10Base-T

Cable Type CAT3 , Copper, Twisted Pair

Max Length 100 meters

Speed 10 Mbps

Connector RJ45

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100Base-T

Cable Type CAT5, Copper, Twisted Pair

Max Length 100 meters

Speed 100 Mbps

Connector RJ45

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1000Base-T

Cable Type Cat5e Copper, Twisted Pair (or CAT6)

Max Length 100 meters OR 55 meters for CAT6

Speed 1 Gbps

Connector RJ45

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10GBase-T

Cable Type CAT6a Copper, Twisted Pair

Max Length 100 meters

Speed 10 Gbps

Connector RJ45

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100Base-FX

Cable Type Fiber Optic, Fiber Pair

Max Length 2K

Speed 100 Mbps

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1000Base-X

Used to refer to Gigabit Ethernet transmission over fiber, where options include 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX, 1000BASE-LX10, 1000BASE-BX10 or the non-standard -EX and -ZX.

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1000Base-LX

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Long (wavelegth) LX

Max Length 5K or more

Speed 1 Gbps

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1000Base-SX

Cable Type Multi-Mode,Fiber Optic,
Short (wavelegth) SX

Max Length 550 meters

Speed 1 Gbps

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10GBase-SR

Cable Type Multi-Mode,Fiber Optic,
Short Range

Max Length 300 meters

Speed 10 Gbps

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10GBase-LR

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Long Range

Max Length 10K - 25K

Speed 10 Gbps

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10GBase-ER

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Extended Range

Max Length 40K

Speed 10 Gbps

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10GBase-SW

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Short WAN

Max Length 40K

Speed 10 Gbps

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10GBase-LW

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Long WAN

Max Length 40K

Speed 10 Gbps

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10GBase-EW

Cable Type Single Mode,Fiber Optic,
Extended WAN

Max Length 40K

Speed 10 Gbps