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Using network cable for phone extension?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by nathsea, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. nathsea

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    Hi all.....

    Is it possible to use cat5e cable as phone line to run an extension? I have loads of network cable but no phone line cable... Is this OK and will there be any side effects?

    Many Thanks

    Nathan
     
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    No its fine.

    Try and use the twisted pair rather than splitting them tho. i.e use the blue/ white blue for the line on pins 2 & 5, then anything else for the bell circuit on pin 3, orange usually.

    HTH

    Steve
     
  3. nathsea

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    Steve,

    Wow what a quick reply, thats great news

    Many Thanks

    Nathan
     
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    no problem. :)
     

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