[ubuntu-uk] streaming content via wires!

Michael Iain Douglas mehall at mehall.co.cc
Wed Oct 7 14:01:09 BST 2009

Dan Fish wrote:
> Steve wrote:
>> 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.
> Dan Fish
My advice?

buy some cheap plastic box tube from B&Q or somewhere, plant it in the 
ground, and run the regular cat5 through that.

just my 2p

-- Michael Douglas

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