You cannot get a single run of 300 meters to work. - Undisclosed 3
Tell you what, you setup a 300M 100Base-TX connection over any approved Category Cable and I'll setup 20 100Base-TX switches with 100M of Crap 5 cable between them. Undisclosed 3
The 300M single cable over cat 5e video proof courtesy of Undisclosed Manufacturer 1:
First half of video proof for 20 switches for 20 feet from Undisclosed 3.
Timeline of video:
0:00 20 Tenda 5.99 10/100 switches shown, bookended by Dlink POEs switch (left) and Dlink router (right).
0:04 Monitor shown with active ping and video from Axis camera powered by Dlink POE switch. (red cable)
0:11 Axis camera (black) shown on middle of table (red cable)
0:15 Axis camera obscured by disembodied hand, low latency results shown on monitor.
0:24 Closeup of Dlink router and then pan of front Tenda lights
0:32 Closeup of Dlink POE, then following red cable to Axis P3367 5MP camera
0:40 Top view of back switch connections
0:50 View of Dlink router connection to computer (yellow cable)
1:00 Back view of switch connections
1:20 System overview page of Axis camera showing 192.168.0.101 address acquired thru DHCP without problem as well as bitrate of 86 Mbps. (MJPEG)
1:28 Series of random power pulls and reconnections demonstrating robustness of the Tenda fabric
2:28 Switch lights drive by and final overview.
Notes: Total of 23 ethernet interfaces involved from camera to computer. Total switch cost: < $120 for 100 ports, 62 usable ports = < $2 per port cost. The switch comes in a ruggedized version for $3 more "Tough on the outside, Tenda on the inside".
Patch cables are 1 foot.
Assuming there are no questions to this test, cables will be changed first to 150 ft, then 300 ft for the 2km final test.