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How does rain and water effect on network cable such as cat5?

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closed as not constructive by joeqwerty, Sven, Bryan, Sirex, Ward Nov 25 '12 at 20:23

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Is there a specific problem you're having? –  Charles Nov 25 '12 at 20:14
    
No, i want establish a small LAN and i like to be sure that rain doesn't affect on my connections! –  Milad Sobhkhiz Nov 25 '12 at 20:19
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I can only think you're seriously misunderstanding the meaning of the term "cloud computing". :-/ –  Sirex Nov 25 '12 at 20:21
    
If you're running the cable outside, just make sure you're using cable designed to be used outside, and run it appropriately. Otherwise there is basically no chance for weather to impact your networking setup when it's inside. –  Charles Nov 25 '12 at 20:38

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It's just cable. If the insulation keeps the cable dry, then it won't. If it the cable gets wet inside then you risk shorting and so forth. That said, cat 5 is not rated for outside use, so this is a non-discussion, really.

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