jof at thejof.com
Sun Jun 10 00:16:28 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi folks.
> I'm installing on the antenna mast *right now* and I need a few things.
Awesome! Need a hand?
> Q: Is the cat5e appropriate for the outside? if not, Does anyone have
> enough of the appropriate cable to spare?
Sure, it's electrically appropriate for the outside, but the outer
sheath/insulation should be UV-hard.
PE is no good, ABS or rubber are great. That said, anything will work
for a while, but the Sun and the elements will eat it away over time.
> Q: Where are the rj45 termination blocks at? 4 years ago we had a box of
> them! Now I only see a few of them up on the walls.
There's a box somewhere buried in Penisland / the closet last I saw them.
Not sure if there are any male connectors, but there was plenty of
110-block female termination points. Keystone jacks.
These with little patch cables work fine.
> Q: Anything else I should know about adding a 5ghz 25dbi nanobridge to the
> antenna mast on the roof? What's the polarization pattern I have to match?
Depends on the AP you're trying to hit. Go for vertical and test, IMO.
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