how long can an ethernet cord go
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This is all moot since most home internet connections will be less than 8Mbps, more typically around 1.5 Mbps or less. The wireless speed is at 11Mbps.
The speed issue is more relevant when you do file transfer between machines within your own network. The highest transfer rate within your network will be the max speed of the wireless connection. Ergo, if you have lots and/or large files to transfer between machines it would be best to hook them up via ethernet cables (100Mbps)
But I can verify that the max run for an unamplified/repeated length of Cat 5 cable is 330 feet/100 meters. To attain higher lengths you must change to fiberoptic, (extremely costly) or just put an ethernet switch between the lengths to increase overall topology length.