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machinisttx:
The system is capable of sending messages or video to phones/tablets or a webpage. Unfortunately, there is no internet access in my shop and it's ~50 feet from my house. I'm thinking that running an ethernet cable that far isn't going to work very well. Am I wrong, or can it be done?

Skispcs:
The Ethernet spec allows for cables of up to 100 meters.
That being said, running one outside between building leads to other issues.

Some people would just run any old cable between a pair of switches. Personally I would run outdoor rated Cat6 shielded and I would ground both ends to prevent a potential voltage difference between the buildings.

At 50 feet, you could do wireless easily.

jerseyboy:

--- Quote from: machinisttx on August 13, 2017, 10:38:13 PM ---The system is capable of sending messages or video to phones/tablets or a webpage. Unfortunately, there is no internet access in my shop and it's ~50 feet from my house. I'm thinking that running an ethernet cable that far isn't going to work very well. Am I wrong, or can it be done?

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https://superuser.com/questions/822031/maximum-length-of-ethernet-over-cat5

Cat5e has a 328 ft limit.

You can also run a wireless router/repeater with external yagi antennas, but the cable would be better.

Yagi WiFi Antenna 2.4GHz 17dBi Angle H:25° V:24 Outdoor Directional Wireless https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Z4I7WQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_HIAKzbJWXMVBP

Jerseyboy

Cedar:
Large ugly shop dog?

Cedar

edit: archer

ncjeeper:

--- Quote from: Cedar on August 14, 2017, 08:06:11 AM ---Large ugly shop dog?

Cedar

edit: archer

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Better yet get two.  ;)

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