Well, I use a outdoor, shielded, flooded, cat5 with drain wire.

About $80 or so per 1000ft. The drain wire is awg 24 or so, but, it serves the purpose of bleeding off the static charge and protecting the ethernet port on the radio and the computer/router. I have had no ethernet port damage on CPE's or towers that I have used this on and I am retro-fitting my existing towers with it.

I ground it to the home electrical system at the power injector when used with a CPE.

It is not very pretty, but it works.

Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

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?

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