DSL Cate5e Setup
Ok I have researched and researched to no Avail. I am getting CenturyLink(QWEST) DSL next week. I will not have a phone line/alarm system at all, my research tells me that it is data only. Either way I will unplug all phone hook ups at the NID. From my understanding I will not need a Splitter/filter because of this. Is this correct?
Secondly, I do not have a phone jack in my basement. The NID is about 20 Feet away. Can I run the CAT5E directly into the NID using blue/whiteblue. then put a rj11 jack on the other end of the cable and plug into my dsl modem without any issues? or would I need to install an RJ45 jack. then use another cate5e cable with RJ45 on one end and RJ11 on the other and plug into my DSL?
Here is a picture of my nid:
Sorry for the bad photo. With a phone, thundering and pouring rain outside! Now, I'm guessing I would just unhook all the wires attached and hook up blue/blue white from my cat5e into the first terminal that had wires attached. Would it be blue on the left and whiteblue on the right?
Thanks, much appreciated all!
You do not need a splitter, but I would request one anyway. I just had one installed last week and they look just like the breakout boxes that you have already in there (the two with orange buttons on them). The DSL splitter just has a blue button on the far right.
You could use CAT5e from the NID into the home, just keep in mind that it's not really designed or rated for exterior use, so the jacket might erode over the course of 5-10 years (i know, who cares, just pointing it out).
On the inside of the home, don't use an RJ45 jack for the DSL, as someone could accidentally hook an Ethernet cable directly to it and possibly fry a card/port. Just drop it to an RJ-11 and plug your DSL modem into it.
Thanks for the response! Glad I don't need a splitter. I tried asking for one to be installed already and they said it would cost me money ($85+) for them to come out and install. So if I don't need one I'm happy with that .
The cat5e will go through a hole in my basement wall that goes right into the box. So it technically won't be outside at all but if I need to replace it I'm okay with that!
I think you misunderstood my question (actually I might have typed it wrong I said jack instead of connector when referring to RJ11. I don't want an RJ11 jack at all.).
I either want to plug in directly to modem straight from NID without using a jack,(I don't know if I need a jack for grounding/ some type of electrical purpose etc.) For this, I will put an RJ11 connector on the other end of the CAT5e cable and plug directly into modem.
I will connect CAT5e from NID to RJ45 jack. Then connect a CAT5e Cable with RJ45 connector on one end into jack then RJ11 connector on other end into modem.
Also, for CAT5e hook up at the NID am I correct in assuming blue wire on left side and whiteblue on the right? I suppose it doesnt matter as I can switch it around if it doesn't work. But I'd like to know for safety/time reasons.
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said by Hupalup :With just one wire pair connecting to the modem a dsl filter is not needed
From my understanding I will not need a Splitter/filter because of this. Is this correct?
said by Hupalup :It can be done this way.....but I would purchase a surface mount rj11 jack to terminate the cat5 cable and use a factroy made rj11 cable to connect the modem
Can I run the CAT5E directly into the NID using blue/whiteblue. then put a rj11 jack on the other end of the cable and plug into my dsl modem without any issues?
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If you open the door to the NID you should see a bona-fide RJ11 jack on each terminal block. You could just run a piece of RJ11 patch cable (standard telephone patch cable) through the wall into the jack on the NID and plug the other end into your DSL modem. The hole might need to be a little larger than it would for CAT5e, but not by much.
I know you will feel better with CAT5e between the two from a signal quality standpoint, but honestly it won't make a difference. That cable is meant for multiple pairs operating simultaneously at 100MHz over distances of 100 yards. You're talking 1MHz for 10 feet.
The reason I shy away from RJ45 jacks for any of this is that the POTS line operates at 48volts, with ringer voltage at 90volts. It's HOT relative to Ethernet (+/- 2.5v) and could easily fry components or a whole device. It's best to keep the POTS at RJ11 or punchdown/hardwire, and Ethernet at RJ45.
Either way there isn't much to this stuff, just put copper between the two and it will probably work.
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Yeah, I even run a 50' extension phone cord to reach my room from the only RJ11 jack in the front room...never had an issue with loss or anything else. It's been tacked to the ceiling molding for around 7 years now. (it's a really old and crappy apt building..lol)
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