Ever since I converted my laptop into an Ubuntu headless server it has been used everyday as a download box and media server etc. but having USB drives hooked up to it is not really practical and its currently under the stairs.|
I now want take it up a notch and convert my old server tower fill it with some big hard drives and house it in the upstairs of the garage as its nice a cold up there with a UPS.
I need to extend the wired network and run it external. Does anybody have good suggestions to achieve this ?
I've seen some kits on ebay that include all the cable, crimps, testers etc. for £13, which seem ideal as I'm only doing this one installation.
I'm of the understanding that the cable (cat5e, maybe cat6) will need to be fed through some sort of conduit, maybe some kind of plastic pipe to shield from the elements. True?
How close can it be to an electrical cable, i was thinking of running it through the wall into the external meter cab and then outside from there.
Edited by crashVoodoo at 11:46:59 06-02-2013
a Nexus a day keeps the apple away