NANOG Digest, Vol 43, Issue 53
leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Sat Aug 20 18:52:30 UTC 2011
Why not use wireless for it all if the bandwidth is enough. 5.8ghz kit is pretty cheap and fast.
On 20 Aug 2011, at 04:16, "Frank Bulk" <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:
> You can order custom-made patch cables that are outdoor rated from any
> decent company that sells fiber patch cables for a living. If you want it
> to be locatable, make sure it includes some kind of metal strip.
> Here's some pre-made armored options:
> You can also lay sealed PVC conduit and run indoor-rated cable if you keep
> it below the frost line.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dorn Hetzel [mailto:dorn at hetzel.org]
> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:54 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: NANOG Digest, Vol 43, Issue 53
> I live on a farm and I have a number of data runs between buildings that are
> copper ethernet pulled through buried conduits. (It was what I could afford
> when I put it in). We have trouble from time to time with damage from
> lightning. (I've taken to using an intermediate "throwaway" 5-port switch
> after the surge suppressors on the cable after building entry, but still
> stuff gets blown up now and then. The longer runs of outside ethernet have
> one or more toadstools with small switches used as repeaters in the middle.
> Well, I would like to convert the whole outside mess to fiber to eliminate
> this problem, and the per-foot price of 6 or 12 strand single mode cables is
> pretty reasonable nowadays... But, I'm not very current on the most
> economical methods for splicing and terminating the fiber, which of course I
> would need to do on a "personal" sized budget. Any suggestions?
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM, Charles N Wyble
> <charles at knownelement.com>wrote:
>> On 08/12/2011 08:53 PM, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
>>> Trust me, if I could, I would certainly do dark to my house.
>> The last house I was in, was 500 feet from AT&T fiber and easy walking
>> distance to the CO. My sister in law lives there now. I'm considering
>> putting a rack or two in the garage for disaster recovery purposes.
>>> Been there, done that, in the current home. Two MDF's, upstairs. I hate
>> it. For the cost (not much) going to home run everything. Ethernet, coax,
>> speakers, etc.
>> Nice. Please write this up. I want to do the same. Hoping I can rack
>> mount everything and have an epic setup. Every room would have ethernet
>> drop, coax, speaker. What about video? Hmmm. What about fiber drop in
>> every room as well?
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