I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred different ways, but I've been struggling to piece the various bits of information together and finding quite a lot of misinformation about ethernet cabling.
I plan to run 4x ethernet cables from my main switch to various points in my house. 3x are for PoE surveillance cameras (all external) and 1x is for my home office, which also requires an external run.
The cables will all pass through an external wall of the house, so here they will be at their closest (assuming I drill a single hole) and then for a couple of metres either side.
Although this is a domestic setup, there is a lot of local network traffic (e.g. continuous file backups) so Gigabit speeds are essential.
The longest run (furthest camera) is about 15m. None of it can be buried.
To summarise my main concerns:
- Cable proximity (cross-chatter?)
- Weather proofing (including UV)
- Gigabit speed
What cable class would you recommend and what should I look out for to ensure the product is weatherproof?