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wally22
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  #1169015 5-Nov-2014 08:46
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Plantronics Clarity do a range of DECT large button speakerphones if that is of any help. Don't know local suppliers though.

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  #1169430 5-Nov-2014 17:45
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Spyware: If its Ethernet then obviously has to be star wired to a patch panel. If it isn't then have the electrician come back and rewire the house as it should be for free.

Not at all. The electrician may have just used CAT5/6 cable, run it back to a single wall outlet (if you're lucky) and 'scotchlok'd them together. Just because there's ethernet cable doesn't mean it's a structured cabling solution.
I hope that's not the case here though, and the OP just hasn't found where the cables are terminated.

Actually, just re-reading the thread, it would be a bit strange to have ethernet cable terminated onto RJ45 wall outlets and not run them back to a patch panel, in which case I'd lean towards Spyware's statement about the job not having been done properly...
If they'd been terminated onto BT sockets I'd understand why no patch panel.

 
 
 
 


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  #1169474 5-Nov-2014 18:31
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Have a look inside wardrobes, cupboards and under stairs. Look at every wall surface in these places.




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  #1170711 7-Nov-2014 12:25
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Hmm there is a fiber media exchange plugged into a port at one end of the house and a router at the other end getting a signal so I will assume that the cabling is valid and in which case there will be a small patch bay somewhere... unless it is port to port connection... also I would of thought that as a sparky pulling cable and not labeling both ends would be sacrilege....

Will report back what I find out and what the result is...

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  #1170836 7-Nov-2014 13:32
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Nope would need to go around the other way.... rj11 tp rj45 splitter...

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  #1170852 7-Nov-2014 13:44
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martinjward: Hmm there is a fiber media exchange plugged into a port at one end of the house and a router at the other end getting a signal so I will assume that the cabling is valid and in which case there will be a small patch bay somewhere... unless it is port to port connection... also I would of thought that as a sparky pulling cable and not labeling both ends would be sacrilege....

Will report back what I find out and what the result is...



Is the ONT (what you refer to as the fibre media exchange) in the garage - if so it is likey that this in near where all the cat5 cables are joined together - usualy behind a blank face plate /  the installers may have taken one of the existing cat5s and disconnected it from the group and reterminated it onto an RJ45 socket so they could use it to conect through to the RGW (Router) / the rest of the Cat5s would have all of their pr1 (blue/white-blue) connected together to distribute the phone to all the other jacks (this is the common practice 'cheaper' that installing proper patch panels)

 
 
 
 


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  #1170865 7-Nov-2014 13:55
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It was in the garage yes! Tried taking a couple of faceplate off, but nothing seemed to make sense, will have to have another go at it whilst at the house once more armed with this info.

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  #1170926 7-Nov-2014 15:19
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martinjward: Nope would need to go around the other way.... rj11 tp rj45 splitter...



What about this, RJ11 plugs will work with RJ45 sockets.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beige-RJ11-1-Male-to-5-Female-Plug-Telephone-Line-Splitter-Connector-/361079461462?pt=UK_Computing_Plugs_Jacks_Wall_Plates&hash=item5412035656

martinjward

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  #1170929 7-Nov-2014 15:23
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Could go for that, you can just plug an rj11 into an rj45 plug? how standard is it to do that?

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