Things have changed abundantly in the ole twinax world when it comes to
baluns.  Check the data sheet at:

and you will find that their active hub system can multiplex 56 twinax
devices over a 6,600 foot distance which would be more than adequate for you
if you physically do it.  I would just wait until 2-3am and run a quick saw
on the side of the street, put in the UTP cable and then whistle if anyone
checks you.

The units

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----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Allen <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 11:52 AM
Subject: Twisted Pair---Balun---Twinax

> Does anyone know (or at least point me to the correct manual/reference,
> couldn't find anything in my searches) of the distance limitations using
> twisted pair--balun--twinax?
> We have one office (just across the street) connected to our main office
> (4 dumb terminals, 2 printers) just across the street.  Around January
> we will be moving our main office about 4-5 blocks away.  (I know the
> easy way would be to replace the terminals with PC's/CA but that AIN'T
> gonna happen, been there, done that!!)
> Mark Allen
> I.S. Manager
> Wilkes Telephone & Electric
> A Dycom Company
> Phone: (706) 678-9565
> Email:
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