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cdru
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reply to alkizmo

Re: phone distribution panel

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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Pierrefonds, QC
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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.