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Fiber Install

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#1 lleez


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 10:26 AM

I am having a router for fiber installed in finished basement utility room where the phone line comes in.  I will be switching over to voip phone and canceling Centurylink.  I'm going to be porting my number over, so I don't want to cancel Centurylink until the install.  


My question is, the phone line uses cat 5 or cat 5e and I'm just going to use that to get a wired connection into my master bedroom, but leaving the router ap in basement for wireless.


Will they be able to use that phone line while it's still on Centurylink?  Again, I don't want to cancel the line until it's ported.  Will my new service provider need to do the port in advance from their location, and then I'll cancel and go a couple days w/out home phone?

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 10:37 AM

put in cat5e or cat6.  phone only uses one pair out of four

your new service provider needs to do the port.  talk to them about the particulars

#3 Agouti


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 10:42 AM

You have another open thread where you got 2 replies... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/611333/1-gb-fiber-optic-internet-install/

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