Posted 4/29/2020 21:41 (#8225775 - in reply to #8223739) Subject: RE: can one put phone over Ethernet?
Winkler, Manitoba Canada
WYDave - 4/29/2020 01:53
For an old-style analog phone, you need only one pair between phones - in the old days, they were green and red, known in phone company lingo as "tip" and "ring" respectively. This was from the plugs that operators would plug into switchboards in the old-old days 100 years ago. ("red = ring")
Ethernet needs only two pair (four wires). So, in a 8-wire 10BaseT plug, you have eight wires (four pair) you can run. You could run analog phone on one pair, Ethernet on two more pair, and still have a pair left over.
I'd get Cat5 eight-wire (four-pair) cable to do a run these days.
Don't know how well his ethernet would work as he has about 700' between buildings according to his first post. We have run 430' which is already longer than the recommended 300' and it seems to work well when we have tested it.