|Regarding the ground situation: I did the work with the help of a friend who is an electrician. It is up to code but I have heard since that a ground running back to the service entrance is becoming recommended more and more because the separate ground can cause noise in electronic circuits and trip GFCIs. I just heard that somewhere but am not sure if it is really so.|
The conduit is plastic so of no use in providing a ground. I might try pulling a ground wire through the conduit if I can confirm it would be needed and would meet code, but it sounds like a lot of trouble for a maybe.
I mentioned it because I was concerned that if it really was the cause of noise in the landline it would cause a problem with the Cat5E cable too. I've had no other electrical issues other than sporadic buzz in the landline. I was hoping someone here might know before I call an electrician. I guess I'll just give the second router a try.
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