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Old January 28, 2010, 02:06 PM
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200 ft of pipe something like this
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Old January 28, 2010, 02:13 PM
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Due to the length involved I think I would try wireless bridging with directional high gain antennas first. You only need wireless "B" unless you plan on networking with your neighbor (IE: actually sharing things with him/her)
im sorry, what bloody century are you from? B? seriously?

wireless bridge with G (which everything supports anyways) at least, if not N.

B is an old standard, tops out at 11 mbps at best.
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Old January 28, 2010, 02:47 PM
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I will agree that wireless is wiser in this situation. A lot more legal too.

If both you and your neighbour setup a high-gain outdoor antenna, preferably aimed at each other, should be able to get a solid link without issues.
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:33 PM
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You will need cat5 or cat6 rated for outdoor use. If it's just hanging out in the trees, the PVC jacket will degrade from UV rays over time, and if you just hang it on the ground someone's going to cut it, or run over it with the lawnmower.

Unless you live in the middle of nowhere you'll probably have headaches with permits to run wire like that anyhow, be expected to dig a trench and bury the cord in PVC pipe, etc...

You are probably better off going with a wireless shot, provided you have decent line of site. You can find antennas fairly inexpensive on DX. Probably be cheaper than buying a spool of outdoor CAT5 or CAT6 anyway.

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Basically it says it all in the title, i need at least 100m of Cat 6 due to stringing internet from my neighbors over to my place (this is basically the only way i can get half decent internet, even if it is only wireless, its better than my Satellite lol). Now cause this is going outdoors do I need anything special where the cable is concerned?

As well just to cover my bases what exactly would i need if I need more than 100m, and where would i be able to get that?

Im located in the Frasier Valley, in Mission, close to Vancouver, and would prefer a local dealer if possible, but I am willing to use online sources if it is cost effective.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:36 PM
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im sorry, what bloody century are you from? B? seriously?

wireless bridge with G (which everything supports anyways) at least, if not N.

B is an old standard, tops out at 11 mbps at best.

Well, smartass, since the average internet connection is probably around 3 to 5mbit in speed, 11mbit wireless B will do just fine, UNLESS you're going to transfer back and forth to your neighbor, which I clearly specified.

Wireless B has gone 11KM with line of sight, so 300 feet should be fine, don't you think?

Chances are you'll only be able to buy something with B/G anyway, but that wasn't the point. I wouldn't run out and spend all your money on wireless N in the hopes that it would connect. I would run DD-WRT on a pair of Linksys WRT54GL's and put the money into DIRECTIONAL HIGH GAIN ANTENNAS which are aimed at each other with a laser pointer.

The antennas, not the speed of the connection are what is going to make the difference here.
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:54 PM
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...or build a waveguide out of a Pingle's can and some junk.

Don't forget that there are rules about how much power you can broadcast as well. Unless both of you are HAMs it's best to keep it as low as possible.
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