They also make shielded RJ-45 connectors if you are thinking of going
with the shielded outdoor gel filled CAT5E.
Pete Smith wrote:
> At 11:51 PM 8/10/2008, Matt Patterson wrote:
>> There is outdoor rated CAT5. It's more expensive than regular CAT5 and
>> is filled with gel to keep water out of it. The stuff that I've seen
>> and worked with also had a black UV jacket on the outside. They even
>> make a shielded version of this cable which is what we used when we
>> installed some outside access points at work. If you use regular CAT5
>> in an outdoors environment the PVC jacket will become brittle within
>> weeks of being exposed to the elements.
> Very interesting - I Googled and found multiple sources for shielded and
> gel-filled direct burial CAT5E for ~$160/1000ft. That's not that bad,
> given the price of copper and with ordinary CAT5 going for ~$100/1000'. I
> use 2X250 foot runs of ordinary CAT5 through woods on the surface,
> controlling remote antenna switches on my tower, and am gradually
> experiencing more and more problems with continuity and leakage between
> lines, so a little additional investment and replacing the lines may well
> be worthwhile.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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