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 Question by John Nonrev posted 25 Mar 2002
 DSL & Telephone
When I had DSL installed at my house, I ran a CAT5 cable from the demarc to the DSL modem. Since the DSL line only uses 1 pair, will there be any problem with using one of the other pair for my other phone line?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 25 Mar 2002
Dear John,

You can run DSL line in parallel to the other analogue line in one CAT5E cable with absolutely no problem. Make sure that you use the DSL line for placing phone call too. Use DSL filters or take it filtered from the back of the modem.

Having broadband Internet connection also helps to reduce load on the analogue phone line and on your phone bill too. I'm an extensive user of Voice over IP applications that saves me on international calls more than I pay for DSL service itself. I really forgot when was the last time I called internationally with regular phone service.

So, again, make sure you get most out of your DSL connection.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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