Running Voice & Data on one Cat5e

December 26, 2011 at 13:41:35
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Lots of all new homes in Calgary only have one cat5e installed for telephone and no data jack? That's not a problem for Contact Direct Connect but apparently it is a problem for the other Contractors they need two cat5 cables for the same level of function at twice the cost. You might have to cut and paste the link.

The only problem I have experienced with this method of cabling is with Union electricians and monopolist phone company vandalizing a job trying to keep their monopoly. Most contractors I have worked for don't even know how to make a patch cord they usually buy the cheapest ones they can get with no consideration for preformance.

The other cabling contractors they need to up date their cabling skills, stop over charging your customers and quit whinning or all the hair will fall off your legs..
The only problem is with the other contracters their not up to date their still back in the 1980's
Make Note: Home owners if you only have one cat5e per location for telephone? Your only using 2 wires out of 8 for telephone , you don't need to add more cables for data
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December 26, 2011 at 14:07:29
festec this may be your opinion but it is far from factual.

There are known issues with using telephone and network on the same cat5 cable. You have to be careful not to use one of the pairs used in 100mb.

You also don't understand what future proofing means. You run two or more cat5 cables to a room so you can
1. run gigabit which uses all 4 pairs
2. cost of labor to install is minimal in rough constuction compared to retrofitting.

Telephones wiring is usually run in series not home runned to a central patch panel like network cabling requires.

Might want to update your view of things

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December 26, 2011 at 14:16:08
LOL nobody runs telephone is series in Calgary thats old school and theirs no one using quad or 3 pair phone wire in residential here in Calgary ..

What I am talking about is ! state of the Art 10Base-T networks.

Not everybody has two cables in their brand new house and they can't get anymore installed ! We don't use patch panels and we don't use 66 blocks and I use 100 base-T and I don't have a problem like I said the problem is with old telephone installers that are near retirement and computer programmers that make a mess out of cabling...

one cat5e costs ?????????

two cat5e cables cost twice the price
for the same level of function

where not talking about gigabit

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December 26, 2011 at 15:51:51
Cat 5 cable costs less than 10 cents a foot. Labor cost should be less than $1 a segment. If patch panels or 66 (or 110) blocks are not installed how are the segments interconnected?

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December 26, 2011 at 16:21:18
In Canada we use bix

66 blocks are shoddy they went out of style in Canada back in 1980

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