pre-wired cat-5

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 Question by Bill Fowler posted 18 Oct 2005
 pre-wired cat-5
My house was pre-wired with cat-5 for each room, terminatin in the basement. How can I tell which in the basement is in which room?
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 18 Oct 2005
Dear Bill,

I guess that the electrician did not mark anything. There are a number of continuity test sets available at reasonable cost (under $10) for this purpose or you can even do it with a meter that reads resistance by shorting a pair and finding it with the meter.
If you lack any of this equipment, you can always just hook up one line at a time to a source of dial-tone and using a plain telephone, see which jack is live, going through each one and marking them with a tag as you go.

You can always insist the the contractor of the home have the electrician come back and do this for you.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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