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I already have most of the stuff down but I would like to confirm that the method that I'm going to be doing will work. So I connect a Cat 5e port from my phone line which is a cat 5e cord. I clicked the Ethernet cord from the phone line which is where the cat 5e port is at to my computer and nothing happened. I then went to the router and modem and realized the phone lines in the house are cut and connected to a phone line which is plugged into the modem, so I was wondering if if I where to strip the wire connected from my room to a cat 5e port like I did in my room than plug in another Ethernet cord from that wire to the modem would i get internet in my room? This is how ATT did the wiring f92b53048f0bd915887a9deb44fb0f1c.jpg do you guys think if I cut phone line from my room it will mess up anything? Thanks in advance.

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I'm kind of lost with your description. Cat-5 is the 8 conductor cable. RJ-45 is the 8 pin connector used for ethernet. Phone lines are typically only 2 wire and use a RJ-11 6 pin connector unless you are using an IP-Telephone. Perhaps some better pictures may help.

Edit: If it is a true phone line you can tap off of it mid-line to other phones. If it is Ethernet, you have to home-run to your switch with each device unless the phone has a input conneciton and a computer connection.
Edited by kl6mk6 - 10/29/15 at 5:16pm
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I'm kind of lost with your description. Cat-5 is the 8 conductor cable. RJ-45 is the 8 pin connector used for ethernet. Phone lines are typically only 2 wire and use a RJ-11 6 pin connector unless you are using an IP-Telephone. Perhaps some better pictures may help.

They are Cat 5e cables that have been distributed around the house, the builder only hooked them up as phone lines with the blue and blue white cables if you want me to show you a picture of the cat 5e cables I can, so what I am saying is this. There is a cat 5e cord that I hooked up with a RJ-45 port downstairs in my room. when I went to my modem I realized that the cords where not hooked up to anything except for the phone line in the moden but there is only one cord that's actually hooked into the modem itself and it's not the cord that's connected in my room.
I was wondering if i got another RJ-45 port hooked that up on the other side of the cat 5e cable than connect that with another ethernet cable I would be set. There is only one thing I'm weary of, this is that if all the phone lines need to be connected like in the picture above. I'm sorry If I don't make much sense wha-smiley.png
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So let me see if I get what you are saying. You are trying to get Ethernet from the modem to your room, but the cat5 cable is currently an unused phone line to your room. You want to disconnect that from that bundle of phone lines, connect a jack, and add a cat-5 jumper cable from the jack to your modem. Is that correct?
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So let me see if I get what you are saying. You are trying to get Ethernet from the modem to your room, but the cat5 cable is currently an unused phone line to your room. You want to disconnect that from that bundle of phone lines, connect a jack, and add a cat-5 jumper cable from the jack to your modem. Is that correct?
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You should just be able to snip the blue/white-blue cables for the cat-5 to your room off the bundle easy enough. That should not effect the phones to the rest of the house. It wouldn't hurt to electrical-tape the ends tied to the bundle so they cant accidentally contact anything. You will want to look in the back of the RJ-45 receptacle in your room and see what the wire order is for your Ethernet jack in the other room. It's most likely T568-A or T568-B standard. Just duplicate the order on your jack and you should have no problems when you plug in your Ethernet cable to the modem.


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You should just be able to snip the blue/white-blue cables for the cat-5 to your room off the bundle easy enough. That should not effect the phones to the rest of the house. It wouldn't hurt to electrical-tape the ends tied to the bundle so they cant accidentally contact anything. You will want to look in the back of the RJ-45 receptacle in your room and see what the wire order is for your Ethernet jack in the other room. It's most likely T568-A or T568-B standard. Just duplicate the order on your jack and you should have no problems when you plug in your Ethernet cable to the modem.

Thank you very much for the help! I got it working!!
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Alright! Glad to hear it. thumb.gif
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