Ethernet cable for outdoors

  keewaa 19:29 01 Dec 2005

Is there a standard of cat5e ethernet cable which is suitable for the outdoors? Thinking of linking 2 building with a section of the cable either attaced to an outside wall or underground. If so whats it called? Thanks.

  LivEviL 19:34 01 Dec 2005

you could always use a normal ethernet cable and put it in conduit(thinks that how its spelt) and then seal the conduit in the buildings? conduit is availible at most DIY stores?

  woodchip 19:37 01 Dec 2005

If you can get plugs you can make your own

  Skyver 19:43 01 Dec 2005
  keewaa 19:50 01 Dec 2005

Thanks Skyver ... would you know any uk suppliers, I tried google unsuccessfully.

  Skyver 19:53 01 Dec 2005

First result - click here
Works out at alot for a single cable though, if you buy 100m reel, crimper and jacks. Might be worth giving them a call to see what they recommend.

  keewaa 19:54 01 Dec 2005


  Skyver 20:00 01 Dec 2005

As LivEvil said, if you don't need to take the cable very far you can get round 20mm conduit in 3m lengths to protect it, Ebuyer do 30-75m cat5 for £10-£20.

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