Using one cable ( 4 pairs) for both phone and 10/100 data is, IMNSHO, not a
good idea. Can it be done? Yes. Should it be done. No.
Cable is relatively cheap. Your labor is not. There is no big labor cost
in running two instead of 1 cable. Just tape the cable ends to gether as
you start pullling off the spools foreach run.
Its not that much more expensive to run two cables. Get Cat 5 with two
different color jackets. Mine happen to be blue and yellow. Blue is
phones, yellow is data.
If you have to run only 1 cable, use the bkue pair for phone line 1 and the
oange pair for phone line to to follow standard industry practice for phone
pairs. Reserve green and brown for your 10/100 data.
Wiring your data jacks is going to be real interesting. Without my charts
in front of me, I can\\t even begin to remember the wiring positions for the
RJ 45 stuff. All the RJ 45 hardware terminals I have ever seen are of
course color coded and assume that all 4 pairs are being wired to the jack.
I expect you'll spend more than your time is worth, and more than an extra
cable will cost, figuring out the data wiring positions on the RJ 45 jacks.
As i type this I have the sudden bad feeling you may be trying to wre both
the phone signals and data signals ino ythe same jack as well as carrying
the signals in the same cable. Trying to use the same jack for phone and
data is a sure recipie for failure.
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