Running ethernet cable underground between house and outbuilding Tags: Ethernet Card Cable Networking Last response: September 19, 2012 5:47 PM in Networking Share vivianosboy September 19, 2012 3:20:05 AM Hello, I have read that you cannot run cat5 ethernet cable underground betwen two buildings because of a ground differential. If this is so, does this also apply to cat6 cable? More about : running ethernet cable underground house outbuilding hang-the-9 September 19, 2012 3:15:23 PM You can get special ethernet cable for outdoor use, but even regular cable will work, you'd want to run them inside a pipe though. http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/cablingcat5/f/cat5ou... http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Waterproof-Ethernet-Shiel... m 0 l Hawkeye22 September 19, 2012 5:47:02 PM I'd recommend running it through conduit just to keep pesky critters from trying to chew through the wires. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFishing ethernet cable through house - Completely stumped Forum Cat 5 wire in house used as phone cable want it to be Ethernet Forum can we extend our dsl and network to next door by connecting cat5 ethernet cable to laptop at house next door by using Forum SolvedIs it possible to share files between two Windows 8 PCs using a straight Ethernet Cable ? Forum Get Cable Internet from House about 300 Feet to Barn, no power/pipes available between the two, crosses RR Tracks w/some trees Forum SolvedQuestions regarding running long ethernet cable? Forum Solvedhow to power a computer and a dish receiver with and ethernet cable run from a router Forum Possible options for running Ethernet cable from 1st to 2nd floor? Forum Maximum distance between House and Tap for cable internet Forum Can I run 180 feet of Cat 5e cable from my house to my barn and put another Router on the barn end for WiFi in the barn? Forum SolvedHow should I run ethernet cable? Forum SolvedSwitch between 2 ethernet cables 1 computer Forum I need to convert cable TV co-ax to cat5e where co-ax enters house run over cat5e and convert back to co-ax to connect to set- Forum Alternatives to Running a Cable In the house Forum Split cable or run ethernet Forum SolvedShould I run a 25 foot Ethernet or Coaxial cable? Forum How to run ethernet cables along the walls/corners of my apartment Forum Difference between "flat" and "snagless" ethernet cables Forum The difference between category 2 UTP 10base-T ethernet cabling and category 5UT Forum Running long ethernet cables Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !