We moved office recently and unfortunately the BT phone line comes into the building at the opposite corner to where we have our servers and switches.
At the moment we have the router over where the BT phone line enters the building, then an ethernet port on the router is connected to a network socket in the trunking which goes to a patch panel which goes into our IPCop firewall (red interface), then back out of the IPCop firewall (green interface) and into our switch.
But in order to have our ADSL router connected to our UPS (which only has about 40% load) it would be ideal to move the router closer to where we keep our switches and server gear. So in the event of a power failure, our internet connection remains live for long enough to tell us about it!
What about wiring up an RJ11 connector onto one end of cat5e ethernet cable and an RJ45 on the other. Then do the same again so you have a matching pair of cables... so the pins of the RJ11 match up at either end.
So you have one wire with the RJ11 plugged into the ADSL filter and the RJ45 goes into a cat5 wall socket.
Then the other wire has the RJ45 going from the patch panel and the RJ11 goes to the ADSL connection on the router.
I assume that it should work from a wiring perspective.
But would you get ADSL signal problems?
For best speeds I've always made sure to keep the wiring between the BT socket and the ADSL port on the router as short as possible. But with this we'd probably be adding about 35m of ethernet cable between the ADSL filter and the router.
Anyone else attempted to do this and had any success?
I'm just concerned about weakening the ADSL signal.
I'm competent in making network cables up/crimping. Had to put in 111 network sockets in the new office before we moved in and downstairs asked us to do the same for them before they moved in.
Edited by batfastad (Thu 02-Jun-11 16:06:11)