|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Can CAT 5 cable be used on exterior of building?
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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 22:47:53 -0500
To: Ron Guerin
Cc: Vin , hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
Subject: Re: [hangout] Can CAT 5 cable be used on exterior of building?
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On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:00:17PM -0500, Ron Guerin wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-03-16 at 21:54, Vin wrote:
> > Anyone have any experience running a CAT 5 cable on the exterior of a
> > building, like a coaxial cable from cable television? Does rain/humidity
> > affect it?
> A friend of mine used to have a LAN between the apartment building he
> was in and the building next to his where friends lived. Twice the
> cable was hit by lightning. Just bad luck, perhaps.
> Hubs smell real bad when they've been roasted.
I did the exact same thing, and mine got hit by lightning, too..
Strangely, only the ports and NICs directly involved were affected,
the computers and the rest of the hub ports survived.
Anyway, it was very cool to finally get to see (well, hear, really) lightning
hitting my computer equipment..
"The funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk."
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