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 Question by Ron Nemura posted 28 Sep 2005
 Shielded Cat5 Cable Use
I have installed internet into and old church using homeplug modules (wifi didn't penetrate the walls). However, one computer is an Apple and can't use this technology. I need a wire from the switch directly to this this and running indoors will be very expensive. Can I use shielded cat5 cable and run outside for about 120 feet?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 29 Sep 2005
Dear Ron,

Not sure why you will need shielded cable but running any cable outdoors that is not manufactured for that purpose will fail in a short time due to sunlight and water. Pick a cable that is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. The 120' distance is well within the link limit of 295'.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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