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phone cable to ethernet

Hi,

I have a very tall and thin house, with my computer at the top of the house, and router at the bottom, meaning I have poor WiFi there. My house unfortunately does not support powerline either, but does have phone sockets. Is it possible to connect an ethernet cable to the phone socket and if so what speeds would it achieve?

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Re: phone cable to ethernet

No that won't work

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Nope. You could run ethernet cable up there somehow and use that.

Or a good Mesh system with a unit on each floor should sort it

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No way, phone cable is Cat3 and consists of 4 wires, untwisted. A normal phone circuit only uses 2 of these wires. It might be possible for a very short distance to use these, max speed would never be more than 100M which only uses 4 wires. Best way is to try and see if you can use the phone wire to pull through Ethernet cable. 


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