[Q] Can I route Cat 5 Cable on the outside of my home to
connect from room to room?
[A] Many homes are currently wired for telephone connectivity using
Cat 3 or lesser grade material, some of which is fastened to
the exterior of the home covering various distances, depending
on the specific installation needs.
question has been raised about the possibility of using Cat
5 Cable on the exterior of the home, running between rooms
to provide connectivity for networking and high-speed
standard Cat 5 Cable is not specifically designed for
outdoor use, the construction is well able to withstand limited
exterior use, provided it is not being placed in a location
where it is likely to receive physical abuse from foot traffic,
or some other form of regular damage. CAT 5 Cable Company uses
only the very finest raw materials in the construction of our
cables, and you can rest assure they will perform.
that this is not a specific endorsement to run CAT 5 Cable on
the outside of your home. You should consult a trained professional
to evaluate your specific application to ensure that all safety
and code considerations have been taken into acount.
should always be your primary concern when considering these
types of projects.
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Keywords: Cat 5 Cable, networking, outdoor use