[ubuntu-uk] streaming content via wires!

D.Morris at brighton.ac.uk D.Morris at brighton.ac.uk
Wed Oct 7 14:09:54 BST 2009

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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

Just make sure you put a drip loop on the end of the cable to stop the
water running inside  ;)

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