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Cat5 Wireless Transmission

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by SBradley, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. SBradley

    SBradley
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    I need some guidance regarding transmission of a non-data signal across Cat5 wiring.

    I am in a building with no structured cabling and yet I want to send AV content via Cat5 converters (I have VGA-Cat5 and Video to Cat5 converters).

    Is there any way on earth that I can go 'wireless' with such a signal at relatively low cost? I do not mean using a wireless network that sends packets of data, I want to use the Cat5 as a raw wire for sending a non-data signal BUT rather than trailing a Cat5 wire through rooms I want to broadcast the signal from the converters.

    I hope I am misguided and that its really rather easy but if anyone could help with this I would be very thankfull.

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    SBradley
     
  2. The Hemulen

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    If I understand your idea correctly then I'm afraid it won't work.

    The CAT-5 video convertors you have are basically just impedance convertors allowing you to send 75 Ohm based signals down a 110 Ohm twisted pair cable without gross impedance missmatch.

    The CAT-5 transmitters you mention will expect to see a standard digital eithernet signal not analogue video! Trying it will certainly not work and will possibly damage the AV source and/or the transmitters.
     
  3. SBradley

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    Thanks for that. Pretty much as I expected. I may have to go across to direct broadcast of the av signal and forget about Cat5 - or re-wire the building of course!
     

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