"How to" - Punch down a 66 phone block

By qultptry ·
Good evening...
I am going to use cate5e cable with rJ45 ends for phones. We are not yet using voip, but someday so I want to prepare.

Back at the block can someone give me instructions on how to punch down the cat 5e cable?

Or any better ideas. I'm a data person and haven't dealt much with phones - but they are coming to me so I need to learn asap.

A diagram would be nice to show me - I'm a visual learner. Thank you!!!

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What Type OF Phones

by TheChas In reply to "How to" - Punch down a 6 ...

Are you using "traditional" phones? Or, are your phones network devices?

Traditional phones do not use RJ45 jacks.

If it is a traditional phone setup, you only need 2 wires. Ring and Tip.

Even for network phones, I believe you only need 1 twisted pair.

At the phone block, you wire in all of the individual lines from the local switch, then connect the individual phones to the line for the desired extension.

Take a look at the manuals for your switch and your most common phone.

Depending on how long the company has had the phone system, you might be able to get a quick lesson from the sales / support rep for the equipment.


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