That depends on how "off grid" it's going to be. And how far from your house.
Stick an Ethernet switch part way out there and it would be possible to go beyond 100 meters. Or, if you can get the equipment, set up using the original COAX Ethernet "cable", which has a maximum length of one kilometer.
When you say "off grid" do you mean no mains power is available? As people usually do. That is to say it is running off solar power, batteries or whatever other means?
You can always roll your own: http://tech.mattmillman.com/projects/usbaui/
Until someone trips over a cable or you're the unluck network admin having to check every cable to find the one causing the intermittant outages.
Not if you live in Australia.
Interesting. Wildfire prevention rules? Wouldn't think it would be a problem for a data cable. What are the rules if you run the cable underground?Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:08 pmNot if you live in Australia.
The law here states it is illegal to run Ethernet cables outside your main dwelling to another building / outdoor location. At least, without a licensed technician to install said cabling and a lightning suppressor on either end.
It's just a protectionist practice to keep the electricians employed because they've got a strong union. You can barely sneeze near anything electrical in Oz without needing certification and a licence.
It doesn't matter if it's above ground, underground, or even inside your own house, it's all illegal unless you're a licensed technician with a license to install the cable type. Heck, even installing regular coax TV cable requires a permit and license...
I would have linked a government website, but this website explains it better.This would apply to any devices connected to a network either wired or wirelessly. Arduino and Raspberry Pi owners connecting to other modules using I2C cables have to have cables manufactured that meet the AS/CA S008 standard and cannot make their own cable.
Or you are in a rapidly growing high tech company that has added two more buildings and has an absolute dogs breakfast of old, new, decommisioned, and run but not yet in service network cables, with no decent network maps, and you add in users doing suboptimal things to "their" machines and "their" network. Then all you get is the ring going down and have to first run all over the building to check the machines and then start checking all the cable and trying to isolate where the break in the ring was. Was thrilled when we moved to 10, then 100 MBit and then an inhouse network.thagrol wrote: ↑Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pmUntil someone trips over a cable or you're the unluck network admin having to check every cable to find the one causing the intermittant outages.