Cat 5 extended run?

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
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> 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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