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Is FTP (Foil Shielded Twisted Pairs) Cat 6 cable suitable for outdoor use?

I am going to pass the cable from a window via the roof back inside via another window.

Do I need to take special care for thunder/lightning protection?

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    I changed “FTP oil” to “FTP (Foil Shielded Twisted Pairs)” because I assume that is what you meant. Unless there are oil filled Ethernet cables out there I am not aware of. – JakeGould Dec 28 '15 at 17:43
  • How long a distance is this travelling? – David Dec 28 '15 at 18:07
  • Also, you might find this Q&A helpful superuser.com/questions/32903/running-cat5-cable-outdoors?rq=1 – David Dec 28 '15 at 18:09
  • The shop selling the cable told me it os FTP Oiled cat6 outdoor cable. Estimated travel distance is 30 to 40m via the roof of outdoor wall of the house – yeahman Dec 29 '15 at 5:30

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