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Solved: cat 5 ethernet cable internet/phone line

Discussion in 'Networking' started by greenbug, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. greenbug

    greenbug Thread Starter

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    My house has all new cat 5 ethernet cable for the phone lines. We have cable internet with a Motorola sb 5100 modem and a wired router. What I want to know is can we use the phone line to connect to all the other computers in the house? Will we need to buy other hardware to do make this happen?

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  2. JohnWill

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    Nope. Telephone wiring is normally daisy-chained from outlet to outlet, and Ethernet runs have to be "home runs" directly between your switch/hub and the connected Ethernet device.
     
  3. greenbug

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    The telephone lines are home run. The line comes into the garage to a block all wires from the cable are connected at the top and then there are about eight separate connections. Each one only has two wires connected to each terminal going to separate phone lines. will this work?

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  4. JohnWill

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    If the lines go straight from a terminal point to a single phone jack, they could be rewired to use for Ethernet. You'd have to have a switch at the location in the garage. You have to be SURE they are not multi-dropped, because that will NOT work.
     
  5. greenbug

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    OK thanks

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