Phone to ethernet hack makes you more connected

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Although we still think it’s cooler if you could change everything you own to transmit a wireless signal, this phone line to ethernet wiring hack is pretty nice. Of course it’s mainly useful for transmitting large files back and forth across your local network, but if you need to be wired for any reason this might be a faster way of connecting up your home.

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8 thoughts on “Phone to ethernet hack makes you more connected

  1. Well, as a Sr. Network engineer, I’d just make sure that you’re terminating the cables in jacks at both ends (or a patch panel block which is functionally the same, not using male crimp-on ends. Those work…. sometimes. Worse yet, they can work initially, then fail, and you’ll have a devil of a time figuring out what’s wrong.

    Unfortunately the page is partially toast, so I couldn’t see if that’s what he’s doing or not. Also, never build your own patch cords, get quality machine made ones, they’re cheap and more reliable(the machine they use is really expensive and accurate). Not to be anti-diy at all, it’s just one of those things that have turned out to be a lousy time-sucker in the long run.

  2. I’m sorry Mr.Sr. Network engineer.. but if your diy patch cables don’t work.. that’s sad. It’s extremely easy to make a good patch cord.
    – Follow the standard 568A or 568B(used by most)
    – Don’t change standards within a building
    – Don’t untwist the twisted pairs too much
    – Trim the wires evenly
    – Make sure all ends of the wires touch the front of the RJ45 plug (8p8c if you want to get technical).
    – The wire jacket should also fit inside the RJ45 plug.
    – Crimp the RJ45 plug.
    – The wires should be showing copper on the front edge of the RJ45 plug and the contacts should have gone through the wire.

    A small note, the RJ45 plugs you use can make a difference; some are used for stranded wire while others are used for solid wire. Most work for both but there are some that are stranded only. I have never had any problems. But I imagine theres a possibility of something going wrong.

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