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Telephone Over Rj45

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#1 robin


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 04:10 PM

I would like to know if it is possible to use my computer network (rj45 cable) to connect the phones in my house so that i dont have to run a new telephone cable where i already have a network cable.
Any help appreciated

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:05 PM

No I don't believe that's possible except if you're talking about VOIP phones.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:32 PM

It depends, the RJ45 cable is phone cable and it will work but the thing is you can't use the same wire for your computer and phone... unless you still have dial-up. You will have to get your phone compagny to hook up the rj45 cables in the walls to your phone patch panel.

VoIP phones use CAT5 cables welco (wich are the new high speed network cables comenly used now)

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:47 PM

The simple answer is yes you can use Cat 3, Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6 cable to run POTS lines. It is common to run Cat 5 cable in new apartment complexes. Your POTS line only uses 1-pair of wires per line. What you have to be careful of is not to run the ethernet and POTS over the same cable. Pick the same color pair to run all of you POTS outlets. If you are also running ethernet signal in the same building I strongly recommend you mark the cable clearly, so someone in the furture can tell POTS from Ethernet.
I don't care for wireless networking. Just me and my opinion. This would be the one exception to that. Run your POTS over the Cat 5 and go 100% wireless for your LAN/WAN.
I use the multi-cable when I re-wired my home. It has 1-POTS 2-Ethernet 1-CATV all in a single jack. About as big as 6-3 wire. I ran it thru out my home.
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