CAT5e jacks running Internet + Phone?

August 27, 2011 at 21:25:20
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Going to be brief. I am not tech savvy so bare with me. Here is information about my house:

-House with blue CAT5e jacks AND ordinary white phone jacks all over.
-Internet + TV is going through coaxial jacks -> modem -> router -> computers.
-Have ATA adapter plugged into CAT5e jack, it activates all other CAT5e jacks in the house + white phone jacks too (I am using VOIP).
-Opened up a CAT5e jacks and there is only 1 shielded wire, not 2. (this information might be relevant)

1. Is it possible to have internet and phone running through CAT5e jacks while being able to maintain >100 Mbps speed? (currently running 100 Mbps, but want to future proof house)
2. If not, is it possible to have CAT5e dedicated to running internet and white phone jacks run phone while still being >100 Mbps? (right now they seem linked together as per mentioned above)

Reasons for doing this is I want the option to have my internet accessible throughout the house as it's large (ie. One end of 2nd floor to other end of basement).

Advantages & disadvantages of changing from current setup to this? What do you consider I do? Is BPL possible with all the circuit breakers and whatnot?

Thanks.


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August 29, 2011 at 07:57:47
-Have ATA adapter plugged into CAT5e jack, it activates all other CAT5e jacks in the house + white phone jacks too (I am using VOIP).

What is an "ATA adapter" and what does it do?

-Opened up a CAT5e jacks and there is only 1 shielded wire, not 2. (this information might be relevant)

Network cables have 4 pairs (8 wires) so you need to be more precise in how you describe this.

How many RJ-45 (that's what they're called, not Cat5e and phone jacks are RJ-11's) jacks are there on each faceplate? If more than one, how many pairs of wires go to each?

Do all those network jacks terminate to a patch panel somewhere in your house?

1. Is it possible to have internet and phone running through CAT5e jacks while being able to maintain >100 Mbps speed? (currently running 100 Mbps, but want to future proof house)

Yes it's possible. Typically when you have multiple cable runs like this, you terminate them all in one location on a "patch panel" You would then locate your Router or Switch beside the patch panel and run "patch cables" from the patch panel to the router/switch to provide connectivity to the outlets in the walls you wish to have activated.

Cat5e is 1000 Mbps capable so 100 Mpbs is no problem if the cables are properly punched.

2. If not, is it possible to have CAT5e dedicated to running internet and white phone jacks run phone while still being >100 Mbps? (right now they seem linked together as per mentioned above)

Again, I need a better description of the setup. Does each faceplate have one RJ-45 (network) and one RJ-11 (phone) in it? Or more than one of each? How do the wires from the network cable connect. Do you have 2 pairs (4 wires) into the network jack and 1 pair (2 wires) into the phone?

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August 29, 2011 at 15:14:51
puffyjacket45 your physical assessment isn't lining up right.

for example:
"Internet + TV is going through coaxial jacks -> modem -> router -> computers"

Doesn't work like that.

TV goes thru the coax. Internet to the modem goes thru coax.
from Modem to Router its cat5e cable.

"Opened up a CAT5e jacks and there is only 1 shielded wire, not 2. "

Its doubtful you have shielded cable [STP - shielded twisted pair]. There are not two lines but 8 total. That is 4 pairs of wires that are twisted together in a Cat5e cable. This indicates you have not properly identified the this cabling.

This is not a description of network cabling.

Here is the ATA device as an example
http://www.google.com/products/cata...

It has to be connected to the telephone lines as well as a single cat5e going to the internet router. This device would be installed near the patch panel where the router and a switch are located. You need a switch for all the network connections.

Your topology should look like this:
cat5 cable terminate in a punch down block
telephone wiring terminate in a 66 or 110 punch down block or the telephone line is run in series [two pair=4lines] to the telephone service outside the building [customer side - you have access to]

You "patch" from the network punch down block to the switch. One line from the switch goes to the routers lan port. One line goes from router wan port to modem port.

How the ata device is to be hooked up for telephones should be covered in the manual.

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