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 Question by Rich So posted 12 Nov 2004
 CAT3 v CAT5e
I'm thinking about using VoiP. I would like to run wire from the fone device jack to a terminal strip, than to all fones. Should I use CAT5e or CAT3 wire? This wire will only be used for fones. Is there a better way? I don't want to go out and buy all new cordless fones. Thanks for your help.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 22 Nov 2004
Dear Rich,

Since you are talking VoIP, this is essentially an Ethernet connection, not a regular phone line anymore. Therefore you definitely want to go with the higher grade cabling - CAT5E.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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