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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: New house, nothing but cat5 sticking out of the house Reply with quote Back to top

I see some similar posts, but nothing that really answers my specific question so here goes. I am moving into a new house. I had POTS at my last house. This house has modular plugs in all rooms,but when I go to find the network box, there is just a set of what looks like cat5 cables sticking out of the side of the house. It looks like there is one for each room I have a modular jack in.

I have signed up for Vonage but had this idea I would just plug in a modular outlet from the router they send and all would work just like POTS. I don't have the router yet, but I am expecting I have to do something to connect all the modular jacks together for this to work now that I have discovered there is no network block.

I need to be able to allow for a later use of the phone company. I don't want to mess up my wiring in my house and make it look hacked on. So I have a few questions.

Anyway to use my wireless home network to hook all my phones (5) to? If not, what is the simplest type of block to use to connect these together? I have done some home network wiring so I think I can swing the work and I have tools to put connectors on and such. Finally, do I mount this on the outside of the house in some box I buy or would I pull the cable back in the house and put it inside the crawl space? Keep in mind I may want to go to a traditional phone line someday or when I sell the house.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In principle, all you have to do is to hook all of the blue wires in those cat 5 cables together and hook all of the blue/white wires together, then plug the Vonage adapter into one of the jacks in the house. As you've observed, the trick is doing a professional job. That calls for a junction box of some sort.

Given that you might want to use POTS some day, I wouldn't recommend doing anything in a crawl space. If you can pull the cat 5 wires inside to a convenient place- say in a garage or laundry room- and also run an addition wire from there to the outside for eventual POTS use, that would be best. Otherwise you should use an outside box.

Various types of boxes can be found at places like Lowes and Home Depot. Obviously you should choose a watertight type if you elect to put it outside.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All you should do...

take your Vonage adapter and put it into the closet.. assuming that you have a router in there as well for internet.. plug directly into that.. on the rooms that you will have phone.. follow the cables to the closet where they come.. cut off the ends and crimp rj-11 and plug those into a phone splitter (lowes or home depot will have them).. mount that up nice.. and plug a phone cable into the input on that from the line 1 on Vonage adapter..

or another solution -

get a old pc.. install trixbox ( sign up for (byod.. bring your own device) Voip service (, and many others).. then plug into your router and buy SIP based phones and give each phone an extension...

the second method is much more complicated but will allow for future expansion and a nice phone menu to forward calls.. and later when the kids want their own line.. itll take 15 sec to set it up..

just a couple ideas..
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