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    what about replacing the phone cable with cat5. Most of the phone cables at home are cat5 as the old stuff got crappy and split (slowing adsl down to dial up speed) and ive not had a problem with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    what about replacing the phone cable with cat5. Most of the phone cables at home are cat5 as the old stuff got crappy and split (slowing adsl down to dial up speed) and ive not had a problem with it
    Sounds good.. probably easiest to pull the new cat5 through whilst removing the old phone wire!

    tbh you shouldnt have too much of a problem with inereference/cross talk at 6 metres

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    what about replacing the phone cable with cat5. Most of the phone cables at home are cat5 as the old stuff got crappy and split (slowing adsl down to dial up speed) and ive not had a problem with it
    never done or thought about this before but how would you do that ? any guides with pics etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    never done or thought about this before but how would you do that ? any guides with pics etc
    erm remove phone cable. fix cat5 in place crone into sockets as appropriate just make sure you use the same colour to he same port on both ends. Its exactly like running phone cable all i did was whack bt sockets on the end rather than rj45 sockets

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    Well I'm sad to say... I gave up and used cat5. It was for the best.

    Now I want a gigabit card for my server, then I can do some serious transfers

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    Get a DSLAM and run DSL over 20ft Seriously, this is done in many hotels, as a cheap hack to add cabled internets to a system which was only in-room phones before.

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    I think in my situation that would prove to be more expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I think in my situation that would prove to be more expensive!
    You are probably right

    FWIW, We had a few analogue lines running over a single run of cat5 here so you should be able to return it to "phone" use easily enough.

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    Around here, nobody uses anything other than Cat5 for phone lines anymore.

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