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  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 11:40:56 3,852 posts
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    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

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  • nickthegun 6 Feb 2013 11:53:01 58,782 posts
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    http://www.comms-express.com/products/cat5e-external-grade-ldpe-utp-cable-305mt-reel/

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  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 12:01:07 3,852 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    http://www.comms-express.com/products/cat5e-external-grade-ldpe-utp-cable-305mt-reel/
    That would be ideal ... i need to find it in a smaller amount. Only need 15-20 meters at most.

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    Edited by crashVoodoo at 12:03:03 06-02-2013

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  • nickthegun 6 Feb 2013 12:02:15 58,782 posts
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    You may be able to find some pre-terminated stuff on ebay, which will save a lot of faffing about.

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  • billythekid 6 Feb 2013 12:04:29 11,014 posts
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    http://www.cables2u.co.uk/cat6-gigabit-shielded-network-ethernet-cable-p-588.html?gclid=CJHMlP_RobUCFYXLtAodxFEAGg
  • nickthegun 6 Feb 2013 12:05:52 58,782 posts
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    Shielded only means its protected from electronic sniffing, if you need a really secure network rather than shielded from the elements.

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  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 12:05:57 3,852 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    You may be able to find some pre-terminated stuff on ebay, which will save a lot of faffing about.
    Cheers nickthegun, will this do ?

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  • nickthegun 6 Feb 2013 12:08:05 58,782 posts
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    Yeah, looks fine. Just bear in mind that if you are drilling holes and sealing them, its easier to get cable through that isnt terminated as, obviously, the hole can be smaller and, well, round.

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  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 12:20:00 3,852 posts
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    yeah I figured that too whis is why i was looking for non-terminated.

    I've found this on ebay that is terminated one end (garage) and non terminated but comes with faceplate (house).

    think this is my best bet. I'll buy a punch tool for th faceplate/wires

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  • MMMarmite 6 Feb 2013 13:17:50 993 posts
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    @crashVoodoo the description says the face plate is pre-terminated, so you'll still need a bigger hole to push the RJ45 connector through, unless you take it apart and re-do the faceplate end ;)
  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 13:27:54 3,852 posts
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    MMMarmite wrote:
    @crashVoodoo the description says the face plate is pre-terminated, so you'll still need a bigger hole to push the RJ45 connector through, unless you take it apart and re-do the faceplate end ;)
    I thought it said you could ask for it loose and then assemble it yourself ... must check

    yeah it does, i'll email them before order

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 13:30:29 06-02-2013

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  • MMMarmite 6 Feb 2013 13:33:52 993 posts
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    Aha, I failed reading at school!
  • mal 6 Feb 2013 14:02:40 22,334 posts
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    One warning, unheated upstairs spaces such as attics tend to be very cold in the winter, but very hot in the summer as the sun heats the roof tiles directly.

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  • crashVoodoo 6 Feb 2013 14:54:47 3,852 posts
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    mal wrote:
    One warning, unheated upstairs spaces such as attics tend to be very cold in the winter, but very hot in the summer as the sun heats the roof tiles directly.
    hmmm ... it does have a roof directly facing the sun. I cant' remember if it ever got hot" up there last summer though.

    thanks, its something to consider

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 14:55:47 06-02-2013

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