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# 252768 10-Jul-2019 19:10
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We have a lengthy Ethernet run connecting the router to the lounge, where we stream TV. This is normal indoor Cat 5e cable but a short part of it, 2 meters or so, is exposed to sun and weather where it goes outdoors from one part of the house to another. It hasn't been there terribly long, just a few years, and I was shocked to discover the other day that the outer insulation is crumbling and falling away. The inner wires are exposed in places where the outer insulation has disintegrated. The connection is still working fine and we haven't noticed any performance issues. Replacing or repairing the cable would be a major hassle and I would like to wrap it in something to prevent further weather damage. The cable does not have to handle more than about 30 Mbps. Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

 

 





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There are outdoor rated cables for a reason. Cut some garden hose over it.




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