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External Cat6

I'm in need of a little help. I want to run some external quality cat6 cable up the side of my house to feed a bedroom above the SH3 and was wondering if anyone had some info or links on what's best?

Has anyone actually ran some external Ethernet?

I've read some stuff that says upvc quality, shielded, solid core instead of twisted....


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: External Cat6

Yeah been there done that, used something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/Multi-Cables-External-CAT6-Outdoor-waterproof/dp/B075F9XCDJ?th=1 will work fine, rather than doing cable runs could use a pair of homeplugs

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Re: External Cat6


@FreshOutTheBox3 wrote:
I'm in need of a little help. I want to run some external quality cat6 cable up the side of my house to feed a bedroom above the SH3 and was wondering if anyone had some info or links on what's best?

Has anyone actually ran some external Ethernet?

I've read some stuff that says upvc quality, shielded, solid core instead of twisted....


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

As Paul states many of us have done it and got away with cheap 50p/metre CopperCladAluminium on short lengths that are either ducted or firmly clipped (to avoid "cabe slap" in vertical windy locations).   Check out issues with CCA/CCS/CCC on > http://www.fia-online.co.uk/pdf/Whites/wp-IAN002-01.pdf .  beware-cca-ccc-cables .  

Personally for my own internal/external LAN cabling I use S/FTP with solid copper conductors and shielded pairs + foil to Euro T586 spec.  That's probably an overkill for most (less flexible and upto x10 pricier per meter!) - Don't forget to check if 7mm round cable clips will suit or cable tie alternatives)

Internally I use shielded RJ45 cat6a/7 inline connectors with S/FTP Cat6a cu/stranded more flexible 1.2m patch to avoid stressing equipment connections.

 Here's two more extreme examples that vary from £13 (  http://amzn.eu/gcBEloZ ) to £50 ( http://www.faculty-x.net/outdoor-shielded-cat6a.html   ) for 10m of Cat6a S/FTP Outdoor 

However YMMV so yer pays yer money and suffer yer uniformed choice! - Good luck

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Re: External Cat6

As other users have stated, you want to use a quality shielded cable to avoid cross talk from electrical cabling and other nasties in your wall.

I don't have cabling through the wall in my home, I've done this externally with flat flex CAT6 UTP which works really well. This can also be fed under hard or carpet floors as it's flat it doesn't bring up the floor.

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Re: External Cat6

I would always go for cable every time, homeplugs bring their own problems.


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