[ubuntu-uk] streaming content via wires!
dan at fishms.org
Wed Oct 7 13:59:34 BST 2009
> On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 13:24:17 +0100, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
>> javadayaz wrote:
>>> i already have a cat5 cable ready to go...the one i was using inside
>>> the house. I dont see why this cant installed outside...its a 30 meter
>>> crossover cable!!!
>> If they can make the hole big enough and then fill it in, then yeah, it
>> should be okay. Switches are usually smart enough to accept crossover
>> or standard cables. I'd guess the same applies for routers.
>> My only concern would be water getting into the cable or possibly a
>> lightning strike, but then maybe I'm just paranoid.
> Is CAT5 cable UV proof, would it turn brittle and fall apart outside?
Standard CAT5 definitely isn't UV proof or particularly water proof but
should nevertheless work for 3-4 years OK. There is a CAT5 cable rated
for outdoor use but it's 4-5x the price.
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