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ghporter Jun 22, 2013 06:10 PM
DSL Cableing Question
I hope someone here has a bit of specific knowledge and/or experience in this area, because I can't find any real information about it.

My wife's employer is going to be providing her with a DSL line so she can work from home. I want to avoid having some telco guy staple wire around the eaves of my house (like avoiding being run over by a steamroller). I have a DSL connection already coming into the house through wiring built into the house during construction, using CAT 3 cabling.

It is fairly easy for me to get to where the DSL CAT 3 comes into the house, and obviously only one pair in that cable is currently being used, so I'd like to just drop another CAT 3 or 5 line into that box, tie into an unused pair in the incoming cable, and run the new cable to my wife's home office.

The question is: can I run two different DSL lines through different pairs in the same CAT 3 or CAT 5 cable so I can do that?
reader50 Jun 22, 2013 07:04 PM
Should work fine. The pairs are twisted individually to prevent cross talk.

I ran CAT3 through my place years ago, then eventually used it for 100 Mb ethernet. Which should have required CAT5. The cables were of high enough quality, and the distances were fairly short.
ghporter Jun 22, 2013 10:44 PM
Great. Thanks for the reassurance.
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