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post #1 of 7 Old 05-25-2012, 02:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I ran about 400 ft. of cat 5 ethernet to my Squeezebox touch in my workshop with success in, but since it wasn't outdoor rated it got chewed through. Lucky it lasted lasted as long as it did- almost 2 years. My house modem is uverse so I don't believe it supports any repeater type function. There is a shack that has power outlet half way between house and workshop. My original shop ethernet run goes through this shack and still works upto this point so I put a spare router I have; A d-655dlink router in this shack and hooked it up to ethernet from house and it was able to retransmit my wifi. Unfortunantly the signal isn't quite strong enough to reach my shop. Squeezebox sees network but can't connect. Unlike my house'es 2wire 266 network The network ID shows as Dlink on the D-655. Does this mean even if I'm somehow able to boost the D-655 signal from shack to shop the squeezebox will not be able to use the mini squeexebox server in my SB touch to stream music from memory card to all my squeezeboxes in both house and workshop? Or... who knows how much $ for a 250 ft. spool of outdoor Ethernet? I already tried power ethernet to no avail.
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couldn't find 250 or 300 ft spools. How about these two 500 ft spools. Both from same vendor. cheapest I could fine on Amazon. About a $100 each. More expensive one worth it?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A20TGAM4MIXTWN

http://www.amazon.com/AIR802-Outdoor...7981703&sr=8-2
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Wireless will never reach that far with a decent, usable signal. Run coax and use MoCA adapters . . .

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Cat 5 is only rated for a max 300ft, I would take the advice of the last poster.

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Cat 5 is only rated for a max 300ft, I would take the advice of the last poster.

MoCA is rated same distance as cat5 so either way he is at the limit.
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I was getting a sraight 400 ft run for 2 years fine without any booster pherhaps due to low bandwith squeezebox aplication, so now that I'm terminating the run in my shack about half way with a switch I should be fine. Any feedback on linked to coils of ethernet or VS. moca pros and cons?
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