Should I use STP Shielded Twisted Pair Cat5e network cable when only 20 feet of the run is outdoors?
Posted on 2011-05-12
I will have a wireless access point connected to about 100 feet of Category 5e cable, the last 20 feet of which is outdoor, with the rest traveling indoors or under the building in a unheated crawl space about 4 feet high with no floor, just sand. There is no interference so is there any reason that I should use anything but Solid Category 5e 350Mhz Unshielded Twisted Pair cables? There will be a POE injector inside in the first 7 feet, an Ethernet surge protector just outside, and a lightning arrestor on a separate antenna pigtail at the end out the other side of the Wireless Access Point. Thanks in advance.