splicing into exisiting wires

Old 10-12-03, 07:19 PM
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splicing into exisiting wires


I have enclosed a back patio and would like to run a phone line for computer purposes. I have the CAT5 cable through the wall outlet in the pation with about 50 feet left in the attic. I was wondering if there is a way to, "tie in", to existing phone lines up in the attic with this CAT5 cable. The existing phone lines in the attic are not CAT5, but instead are conventional phone lines.

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Plain old telephone is easily daisy chained from the back of one connection to the next. Pick a pair of wires in the Cat5 and put them under the screws on the appropriate telephone jack and you should be ready to connect at the other end.

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Old 10-15-03, 08:22 PM
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You would be much better off to run the new wire to your network interface. That way you won't be dependant on the old wiring.

Older wiring does not have the twisted pairs to eliminate static and cross talk.

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