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Network Question
jkennedy55 Jan-10-02 08:47 PM
I want to get away from cat 5 cabling all over my house into my switch. Besides wireless networking, what are my options? Is there a way that I can wire cat 5 from my NIC to the phonejack connector in the wall and have that connected to my host PC so the cabling is not thru the hall ways? I think I read about that somewhere. Is it possible, what is it called? I just want to minimize the cabling portion, the less the better. I have 4 pc's. Thanks.

1. RE: Network Question
lbyard Jan-10-02 10:31 PM
In response to message 0
You can run CAT 5 cabling through the walls, basement, attic, etc. to RJ-45 wall jacks in outlet boxes. Or you can use wire moulding and surface-mount boxes to tiddy it up. There are many alternatives. I am writing an article on jacks. Some of http://duxcw.com/about/count.htm may useful. Larry

2. RE: Network Question
jkennedy55 Jan-11-02 00:40 AM
In response to message 1
>You can run CAT 5 cabling
>through the walls, basement, attic,
>etc. to RJ-45 wall jacks
>in outlet boxes. Or
>you can use wire moulding
>and surface-mount boxes to tiddy
>it up. There are many
>alternatives. I am writing
>an article on jacks.
>Some of http://duxcw.com/about/count.htm may useful.
> Larry


Is there a special connector at the RJ-45 connector that I need for them to recognize/network to the other jacks in the house? Is a RJ-45 jack a telephone jack? Thanks.


3. RE: Network Question
lbyard Jan-11-02 03:50 PM
In response to message 2
The jacks should be CAT 5 or 5e rated. They are not telephone jacks, but look like them, except they are larger. Telephone jacks are not telephone jacks. They are modular jacks. CAT 5 jacks do fit the same sized hole on modular plug faceplates used for telphones. The wire should be solid core. Larry

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