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By Hucor ·
How do I have to connect a phone line and network at the same time using a cat5 wire?
Can I split the cat5 for phone and network?
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Hucor

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by pctech In reply to Phone and Network Cabling

Hi

Yes, this can be done, but it is not advisable. I believe that crosstalk becomes an issue. When you are troubleshooting network connections, you can also take your phones out of service and visa versa.
Cat5 is a good option for multiple phonelines since most phone companies only require two wires, you can set up to 4 phone lines with a single CAT5 cable run. Just remember to keep each phone line's twisted pair seperate for each phone line. An example:

Orange-Orange\White = Line 1
Green-Green\White = Line 2
Blue-Blue\White = Line 3
Brown-Brown\White = Line 4

I hope this helps.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Phone and Network Cabling

I have set up my home in a manner like this. All I did was to run Cat5e to every point that I want a connection. Set up standard sockets at each end. I then have the telephone lines surface to sockets near the patch panel for the network, network connections patch to the switch, whilst the phone lines patch to the phone sockets. the phone patch cables have a RJ12 on one end and a RJ45 on the other with only the middle two wires in use, wired straight through. Similar cable at the other end fromthe network socket to the phone handset. Makes moving the phone around the house much easier and cheaper. When having a party I also pipe music around the house over the network, just a matter of getting the patch cables right.

I also used Cat5eto run the phone socket lines from the service providor entry point, each twisted pair being one phone line, thus 4 lines for each run. In a heavy use system this could cause some cross talk and you would be better to run two lines per cable run.

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