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I would like to network a farm building which is 500' from my house. There are lots of trees between the two, so I doubt that wifi would work. 300' is the max length for Cat 5 ethernet cable.

What are my options? I could have a small solar panel and battery at the other end for power, but I don't have mains power there.

If there is a cabled solution I can trench to there and run cable through conduit.

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    You would need to use an outdoor switch, and configure the switch, to forward all traffic on one one port to all other ports. This will allow you to run a cable around 300' then another run for the remaining distance. – Ramhound Apr 22 '16 at 15:28
  • How you run the cable is slightly out of scope so I won't get into details. – Ramhound Apr 22 '16 at 15:33
  • Do you currently have PoE (Power over Ethernet) on your network? If so, and the devices you use support PoE, you may be able to get buy without mains power. May I ask if it would be possible to have a halfway point where you could install a switch/repeater to boost the signal? That would cut the distance either way to 250 feet, which would be feasible. Or does it need to go directly there? – InterLinked Apr 22 '16 at 15:36
  • I guess for completeness we should mention that a distance like this can be easily covered by fiber, but this is above and beyond for a scenario like yours. – root Apr 22 '16 at 15:41
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