I am an extreme newbie in real networking. I have developed an application for our internal office management which is to be installed on 4 machines. One of the offices is in another building around 30 meters away from the main office where the server is located. In this case wireless connectivity is a no go. We have decided to use ethernet cables for the connection. I am however unsure of the exact specification of the cable to use for the outdoor connection to the other office building since we are trying to avoid unnecessary expense. I chose the CAT5e PVC STP Cable, but l have read that there is need for grounding. Is it worth proceeding with the CAT5e PVC STP Cable on such a small network set up or there are better methods? Moreover, is it possible for CAT5e PVC UTP Cables to fit in for the job?
I hope you will be fine. I read your question carefully. you need 4 connections in a 4 different machines. but you don't decide on the best way and minimum cost for your project. so first of all you need a UTP Cat 6s cable roll second your need a flexible pipe. but the flexible pipe is used under the earth you are a dead open route way so then use PVC pipe. so decide your choice. I recommend you best way to install the UTP cable in an open way because in the feature your UTP cable is damaged so your team changes it easily. I hope you agree with my answer. Thanks