Controlling multiple RGB LED Strips with one Arduino and ethernet cables

Hello, I'm trying to connect multiple LED strips to an arduino using ethernet cables. the strips will be separated by a relatively large distance, so I would like to control all of them with one Arduino but not have them physically connected directly to the Arduino. I'd also like to not use Wifi.

I was thinking that the ENC28J60 would work to connect to the ethernet and control the RGB LEDs from there, but is there something better to use? Thanks!

The better way is to use an RS485 buffer. The transmitter at the Arduino end and the receiver at the LED strip end.