I know this is something every WISP should be interested in using. It would be great to have an outdoor rated Cat5 cable with an attached 10awg. A reasonable price IMO for a 1000' spool would be $200 - $250. Keep us posted if you run across any. The smallest ground I would be comfortable using is 12awg and we'll want to sure it is braided so the cable is not stiff.
While on this subject, is a 4' long 3/8" diameter copper ground rod sufficient for a CPE installation? SkyWalker sells these for less than a buck each in 100 qty. and they include a ground clamp to attach the wire. I'm thinking about buying a 100 of them. They also have a decent price on their 10 awg ground wire, 500' spool for $59 but I don't know if it is solid or braided. Sincerely, Shannon D. Denniston, Co-Founder KyWiFi, LLC - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky http://www.KyWiFi.com http://www.KyWiFiVoice.com Phone: 859.274.4033 A Broadband Phone & Internet Provider ============================== Wireless Broadband, Local Calling and UNLIMITED Long Distance only $69! No Taxes, No Regulatory Fees, No Hassles FREE Site Survey: http://www.KyWiFi.com ============================== ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Rohrbacher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:07 PM Subject: [WISPA] CPE...Cat5...grounding Ok, I am searching for cat5 with ground wire attached. How well do you think a coax would work to ground the CPE? http://www.computercablestore.com/detail.aspx?ID=2098 It's not like I am trying to protect it from lightning (good luck) I just want somewhere for the static to go. I could break off the coax at the entrance to the house and bang a 4 ft ground rod in and call it good. Thoughts? Anyone know a cable maker who could attach a ground wire? -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/