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    I recently purchased a warehouse next door to our current office. The two building are separated by 50-75ft. Whats the best way to extend the LAN to the new building without purchasing a new ISP and VPN?

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    You could run an ethernet cable that distance, but if it goes outdoors take proper precautions against weather (lightning, etc) which can introduce large surges in exposed cables. If you bury the cable between buildings, watch out if it goes under a driveway, sometimes vehicles passing ove a shallow cable can intrduce surges from induction

    I believe there are ethernet-to-fiber converters where you could run a fiber cable between buildings. Fiber is immune to the above issues.
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    Originally Posted by Doug G
    You could run an ethernet cable that distance, but if it goes outdoors take proper precautions against weather (lightning, etc) which can introduce large surges in exposed cables. If you bury the cable between buildings, watch out if it goes under a driveway, sometimes vehicles passing ove a shallow cable can intrduce surges from induction

    I believe there are ethernet-to-fiber converters where you could run a fiber cable between buildings. Fiber is immune to the above issues.

    Whats the safe distance for a cat5e or cat6?
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    Whats the safe distance for a cat5e or cat6?
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    Is that 320+ for either cat5 or 6 ?
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    Originally Posted by GaryShif
    Is that 320+ for either cat5 or 6 ?
    Yes
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    Originally Posted by sporky12
    Yes
    Can it be buried?
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    It would need to be rated for direct burial. Or put into some kind of conduit.
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    Originally Posted by sporky12
    It would need to be rated for direct burial. Or put into some kind of conduit.

    What is that rating? what should I look for?

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    The rating means it is for direct burial without conduit directly against dirt. If you already have a spool off cat5e or 6 you want to use you need to run it inside a conduit.


    http://ethernet-cords.webstorepowered.com/Filled-Flooded-Direct-Ethernet-Cable/dp/B005EV2A4E?gclid=CKXZ0bL_m7cCFdKd4Aod2i8AQw

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