"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes" <newbie.cpp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On 16 Jan, 11:11, "Rarius" <rar...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Personally, I would have just gone and bought a longer CAT5e cable and
>> the whole lot, but then I think wireless networks should only be used
>> absolutely needed! You can buy 305m reels of CAT5e cable and wall sockets
>> for a few quid. I cabled up my observatory over 50yrds from my house and
>> cost me less than the wireless router would have! And I had a full
>> connection to the computers in the house too, not the crappy 1-2mbps
>> wireless would have given me!
> If there is an outdoor portion of about 3m, how weatherproof are
> ethernet cables? Will they survive in wet/dry, hot/cold, sun, snow,
> etc. or do I need to put them in a PVC pipe?
Standard Cat5e cable is waterproof, but degrades quite badly with UV (ie
sunlight). I would suggest that you run it through some pvc conduit. That
should only add a few quid to the price. If you can't find conduit, 15mm
pvc or copper waterpipe is just as good.