I have cable as my internet provider. The strongest source for the modem to plug into is in my basement. The problem is that all of our computers are on the second floor of my house. Right now, I am using a Wall-Mounted Powerline Bridge to get my internet connection from the basement to the second floor, however, this bridge is drastically reducing my connection speed.
We have tried many ways to run a Cat5 cable through the walls/attic to get it down to the basement, but there is no way to go straight down. I was thinking that it could be possible to run a Cat5 cable outside of my house, using the hole that the phone line enters the house and funning it along the siding and then entering through the attic's vent under the roof.
I know that Cat5 cables are not meant for outdoor use, but direct burial CAT5 cables are used for underground wiring. Would I be able to use this cable to run along the side of my house?