ran 500' of Cat 5 cable through conduit underground. I doubt you would have a problem running it w/o conduit unless you are in a severe climate.
I'd like to set up a wired network in my house, and the easiest way for me to do this would be to run an ethernet cable down the side of my house. This would allow me to get the cable from the upstairs to the downstairs, and is the way that my television cable was set up.
Has anyone done this? Is there a special rated ethernet cable that should be used for an outdoor application like this? If there is, do you know where I can get some?
Thanks for your help.