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Type of UTP cable for running outdoors [migrated]

Currently in our home we have UTP Cat5e cables for internet connection, which have been here for ove10 years. We are now going to expand a line to the back of our yard and we'd like to make it a bit ...
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Is there a minimum distance between UPS and Cat 6 cabling?

We've just re-wired our Sales Office using Cat 6 cabling into a new data rack. The cable loops down at the base, in case we need to use that slack in the future to re-terminate it, or to cover any ...
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STP or UTP in older facility?

We have a smaller datacenter that is located in an older facility. (This building was built back in the 40's or 50's) Does it matter if I run UTP or STP through my racks? It may not matter but the ...
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Which cables are “active” in the UTP cable

I believe there are 4 cables inside the UTP cable that are "active" for data, the rest might be for activity and other stuff. I need to know which colors represent the data transfer from an UTP ? Or ...
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what to consider when chosing a UTP CAT6 brand

What are the most important certifications to consider, when looking for brands of UTP to cable a building. (racks, vertical cabling, horizontal cabling). Im trying to find good quality at a decent ...
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Use Cat5 or Cat6, UTP or STP in Data Center?

I'm about to buy cables for our first data center install. It's all Gigabit Ethernet. Should we use Cat5 or Cat6, UTP or STP?