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Okay I'm at lost of words on how to set this up. I just moved into a house and it's got CAT5 wired but here is my problem how do I get it to work? I'm going to post pictures of everything.

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This is where my main modem/router is plugged in.

The bedroom down the hall has 2 ports saying "Cat 5" but the jacks are for 2 phone lines and not Ethernet.
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So I unscrewed it and looked inside, it's Ethernet cords (2 of them)
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So I ran to walmart and bought a 100ft phone line it barely fit but it worked...
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Plugged it in
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This is in my family room across my house that I want to be wired. It's already wired with the Ethernet cords and those Ethernet cords underneath go under the floor into that one bedroom into that outlet but the outlet is phone line outlets not Ethernet so I guess Phone line to Ethernet. I plugged in my phone line in both of the ports and tried both of the ethernet cords and still don't have a connection so I guess that is a fail. I know the lines work as when I did a tour of the house that is where they had there modem hooked up. (There is cat5 in my basement too but it needs to be wired at the end still).
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Could you explain the situation a little more clearly?

In your 3rd picture that looks like all 8 strands are present, and in your 5th picture, that jack has 8 conductors, so I'm having a hard time figuring out what the phone cord is for. If I'm reading it correctly, it sounds like the port in one room is wired under the floor to the port in the far room? But you need to put your modem in one room over the other because that's where the coax is in picture 1?

If that's the case, setup your modem and router in whatever room the coax is coming from, and run a patch from the RJ45 on the modem to your router's uplink port. Come out of one of the router's ethernet ports into the ethernet port in the wall, then in the other room, run a patch from the corresponding port to your pc.
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Could you explain the situation a little more clearly?

In your 3rd picture that looks like all 8 strands are present, and in your 5th picture, that jack has 8 conductors, so I'm having a hard time figuring out what the phone cord is for. If I'm reading it correctly, it sounds like the port in one room is wired under the floor to the port in the far room? But you need to put your modem in one room over the other because that's where the coax is in picture 1?

If that's the case, setup your modem and router in whatever room the coax is coming from, and run a patch from the RJ45 on the modem to your router's uplink port. Come out of one of the router's ethernet ports into the ethernet port in the wall, then in the other room, run a patch from the corresponding port to your pc.

I have TWC extreme package 30/5 we get a Ubee Router/Modem combo. The room in the first picture is where my main things are hooked up like the coax for my modem/router. Down the hall (like you see in picture 4 that room is where picture 2/3 is) That outlet those ethernet cords go through the wall, in the basement up the wall again into a family room pictured in the last picture. Could you please explain how I would set this up now? I thought a normal cat5 setup picture 2 would be ethernet jacks instead of phone jacks but behind the plate is ethernet cords not phone jacks mad.gif
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Where do all of the walljack cords go to? There's usually some kind of closet where you would tie all of them together with a switch and other networking equipment.
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