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?|
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 18 Oct 2005
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.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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