Cat 5 extended run?
S. Dale Morrey
sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 15:46:09 MDT 2013
To answer the questions about conduit. Yes it's sort of in conduit.
They ran 1/2 inch pvc. Running fiber by using the existing cat 5 to
pull is an option I hadn't considered. However pricing fiber out here
(Ecuador AND rural even by Ecuadorian standards), it may be cheaper to
just bust up the curbs and/or stick in DSLAMs.
Another alternative since the ground is flat and the houses are spaced
at a fairly even distance may be just to build a wireless mesh network
and call it good.
I was kind of hoping to reuse the existing infrastructure if possible though.
If you were to build a wireless mesh network in a 32 home subdivision
what access points would you use as repeaters? I'm looking at the
venerable Linksys WRT54GL and thinking throwing a custom firmware
would be a good option, but that thing is getting a bit long in the
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 4:40 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If removing the concrete does become an option I have a good friend
>> who does concrete/cement work.
>> Let me know.
> I'm in Ecuador right now. Guess I should have mentioned that first ;)
> but thanks for the offer.
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