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cdru
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reply to malletto

Re: phone distribution panel

If the Cat5e cables are already terminated with RJ45 jacks, just get two RJ11 to RJ45 adapters (different styles are available) or make your own. If there is already a RJ11 phone jack nearby, you can just plug the phone in there and it will be distributed to any phone jack in the house (presuming the phones are all interconnected).


alkizmo

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Yup, this

Get 2 of those adapter cables
Get a RJ11 doubler/splitter (Doubles the number of RJ11 plugs)
Get a RJ45 coupler (Two female ends).

Put the splitter on your RJ11 entrance so that you can plug in your modem AND one adapter cable (RJ11 to RJ45).

Plug the other end of the adapter cable into the RJ45 coupler.
Plug the office line jack into the other end of the RJ45 coupler.
Plug the 2nd adapter cable into your office's RJ45 jack.
Plug the other end of that adapter cable into your phone.

Voila


cdru
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said by alkizmo:

Put the splitter on your RJ11 entrance so that you can plug in your modem AND one adapter cable (RJ11 to RJ45).

Depending on what the wiring setup is, this step may be unnecessary. If the office already has a phone line, then a standard phone cable between ANY phone jack in the house can be used presuming they are all interconnected. Be sure to completely disconnect the phone from any incoming telco service as it may only be a soft disconnect and still have voltage present.

If he only needs one line in the office and doesn't have a phone jack, then hooking the phone adapter up to a cat5 line with just the two adapters I linked to is sufficient. No need to connect to the existing wiring.


alkizmo

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said by cdru:

said by alkizmo:

Put the splitter on your RJ11 entrance so that you can plug in your modem AND one adapter cable (RJ11 to RJ45).

Depending on what the wiring setup is, this step may be unnecessary. If the office already has a phone line, then a standard phone cable between ANY phone jack in the house can be used presuming they are all interconnected.

You misunderstood me, but only because I misread Malletto.
I misread as in I thought he said he plugs his modem into the phone line (DSL). So the splitter would allow to plug the modem into the phone line and plug another line for the office.

So that step is not even applicable.
Also the coupler isn't needed, I thought he had a MALE RJ45 cable in his distribution panel to feed the office.
If it's a female RJ45 cable, he doesn't need the coupler.

Is it standard to terminate RJ45 cables in the distribution panel with female ends? In my head, they should terminate with male ends.


cdru
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said by alkizmo:

Is it standard to terminate RJ45 cables in the distribution panel with female ends? In my head, they should terminate with male ends.

I've seen it both ways. All the corporate wiring closets I've ever seen are patch panels with jacks. But that's an added cost when technically it could be just plugs on the end of the Cat5. It's not as tidy and things have to be properly labeled as to what wire goes where.

As I said, there are different styles of the adapter. You can them with either end being a plug or a jack so just look for whatever is appropriate for the particular situation.