I have a client that requires internet access in an office sitting approximately 80m from their main office building. I've run an unshielded CAT5 cable and connected it up to a laptop in the this office. The green and orange lights on the laptop NIC are lighting and I see activity, but the NIC is not picking up an IP address.
I'm guessing that the signal has either attenuated too much, or I need to make a PoE connect between PoE devices across to the office, but I've never run a CAT5 cable this far before.
Does anyone have experience of running network cabling outdoors, and if so do you have any advice?