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 Question by Jim Rasmussen posted 07 Nov 2001
 wiring for dsl
Heres my problem. I currently have a single phone line in my house which im having dsl installed on.It is run in old quad cable which is spliced to hell. I only have the need for one jack in two rooms of my house (since its very small). I want to rerun the line in cat5e. Now for the problem I'm having. In the case of the wall jack end I'm going to terminate to a RJ-45, but I want to make a home run from the NID which has screw terminals and I was told I would lose the integrity of the cat5 if I were to do that. My question is what would be the easiest and most cost effective way to do this properly. I only have 2 cat5 runs to terminate on a single phone line one to my bedroom for voice only, and the other to my livng room that will be voice/dsl on a single phone line on a single cat5. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 08 Nov 2001
Dear Jim,
If you need those CAT5E cable only for the mere reason of replacing the old cables, you'll be OK with attaching them to the screw terminals. It will not affect the phone line performance nor DSL functionality. Just make sure the cables do not run outdoors unprotected if your phone network interface device is located outside.
If you wanted to use those CAT5E cables to deliver Ethernet signals from DSL modem-router, located nearby the NID, that's a different story. I would suggest that you use double port CAT5E surface mount outlet box as a kind of mini-patch panel at the NID side, and run the cables from the jacks in this outlet to your room outlet locations.
Please make a note that if you want to use the same line for the phone only, you have to connect the phone set through a DSL filter, not directly.
Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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