hazza87: Part 2 - Installation
PeterBC: Chorus has informed me that their new Demarcation Point boxes have all the test jacks required and it is not necessary to add my own on the other side of the wall.
PeterBC: Another bunch of questions I'm afraid.
I am considering using a slightly different approach. From the patch panel I am running a single cat5e cable to each flushbox. Two of the 4 pairs carry 10/100 Ethernet and the blue/white pair carries the phone signal. (I don't see that I will want Gigabit, which would require another cable if it was desired to stick with wired phone jacks, for yonks, if ever. I'll leave pullthrus, so, in the unlikely event that I ever need another cable, it can be done easily.)
I will be using rj11/rj45 cables for all of my phones and modems, so all jacks in the house will be rj45.
Each flushbox will have two rj45 keystone jacks, daisy-chained off the single cable. I do not intend to use both jacks for data simultaneously, so will there will be any problem with this daisy-chaining? The advantage is that either jack can be used for either phone or data.
The cat5e cable from the demark will have all conducters terminated at one jack of the patch panel (Only the blue/white pair is active). The modem will be patched to this jack with rj11/rj45 cable. The blue/white pair will be left long, so a filter can be connected, if required.
The next jack will be for the VOIP. No cable will be attached to the back of this jack. It will take its input by rj11/45 patch cable and will be jumpered to the remaining internal cabling. The jumper also will be left long to allow attachment to the filter, if used.
The remaining patch panel jacks will be attached to the internal cat5e cabling internally and patched to the router or switch as required, using standard Ethernet patch cables.
If VOIP is used, a filter isn't. If traditional phone wiring is used, the VOIP socket is left empty.
I dont have a patch panel to examine at present. Can I run the jumper to the jacks and then terminate all the conductors of each internal cable into their respective jacks normally, or will I have to do something different to star wire all the blue/white pairs from the VOIP jack?
Any comments on this approach?