First post here which I believe is in the right place.
Have been reading a few threads today about phone line wiring etc. however I still can't figure it out + I have a few other questions which I would very much appreciate help on.
Have just purchased a 1950's home. Remove fireplace and mantel and half and about to gib up the space as this is where the tv will sit. At the same time have decided to move an electrical socket to the middle of this space, as well as TV aerial (need help on this one too) and lastly phone line. Lets call this the fireplace connection panel.
After investigating I have my phone line figured out but unsure if it is 2 or 3 wire system - has some antique equipment in the mix.
I have 3 phone outlets in the house - 1 main in kitchen (photo #2) with cordless attached, 1 in lounge (photo #3) I am extending a few metres which will be solely for wireless modem & router and 1 downstairs in basement/garage (photo # 4) to also have phone attached.
Currently I have 2 black wires coming into the ceiling space from the roadside, these wires run to a telephone outlet in the kitchen See photo #1, from here, both a red and white wire is joined and run to the #2 & #5 terminal respectively - see photo #2.
The lounge outlet (photo #3) then has a wire which runs back to the first outlet and has a red wire to terminal 2, blue to 3 and white to 5.
Basement (photo #4) has a wire also linking back to outlet 1 and red wire punched on top of the other 2 red wires in terminal 2, blue to 3, white on top of the other 2 existing white wires to 5.
So first of all, I have also decided to run a length of cat6 cable from the fireplace connection panel following the phone line back into the ceiling, another cat 6 cable to be run from here down to basement.
This is so, in time I can possibly consolidate my cabling to the basement and move my wireless router and modem there also. As well as the cat6 which follows the phone line for future, in case the wireless modem/hub stays in the lounge will provide better, cabling in the case of fibre?
Basically the fireplace connection panel, once gibbed will be extremely difficult (read impossible) to run new wiring to.
Is running cat6 next to coax UHF cable ok?
Would I be better going cat6a? If so, Where can I buy lengths of cat6a cable...on a Sunday?
I have cat6 terminal plugs, can cat6a use these or will they only be operating at cat6 limitations?
I thought I read somewhere cat cable can now be used for phone wiring - is this true? if so, do I for instance just strip back the cat cable, and just connect for instance the blue to #2 terminal, and the blue white to terminal # 5? what about terminal 3 where the blue wire currently goes now? If so I will do this.
Will using cat wiring for phone provide greater bandwidth in the future for a modem/router than a standard phone line (e.g once fibre is connected or the like)?
I have heard people mention splitters? What is a splitter and how could it help me? Currently I have just 1 filter which connects to the main telephone outlet, and the cordless connects to this.
What else have I missed?