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 Question by Bhavin Shah posted 18 Feb 2006
 CAT5e for BT phone line
I want to use CAT5e for the BT phone line. What does a "patch panel" do, and how does it work? Will my ADSL service still work as normal on a CAT5e BT phone line?

Thank you, I appreciate it.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 19 Feb 2006
Dear Bhavin,

A patch panel allows easier reconfiguration of the services to your outlets (Voice, Data, CATV) and also allows for easier troubleshooting and testing. It is the central termination point for the outlet cables and depending on the size and manufacturer can be from 12 to 96 ports. It will not effect your DSL signal as it is passive.

You should have no problem using category 5e components for any voice (BT) or data service (ADSL)

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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