I need your help, please.
Just upgraded to FTTC. Have BT Openreach Modem next to master socket in the entrance hall of the house. With BT subsidiary Plusnet and very happy with speed.
Using my own wifi router (supports both ADSL+ and PPoE WAN connection.)
I want to relocate away from the master socket my wifi router and my DECT base station / answer phone. I have Cat5 flood wiring and a 19" rack with patch panels and switches in utility room. Happy to leave the BT Openreach modem wall mounted by the master socket.
Need help on connecting up several extensions to the master voice line presented at one patch panel point. One of the phone points will host the DECT base / answer phone (actually, a Truecall system and separate DEC base). I need two more phone points to reach places well beyond the reach of the DECT system. As I have Cat5 to those locations, I am hoping to use those runs to support additional extensions.
I think I can see how to present just one phone point by going:
BT master voice IDC pins - cable - RJ45 plug -> RJ45 socket A
over Cat5 to patch panel point A -> patch lead -> patch panel point B
over Cat5 to RJ45 socket B -> RJ45 PABX telephone adaptor -> Phone
How do I set things up so that from patch panel point A, I can feed several telephone extensions i.e. point C, D?
Is it just a case of parallel connections from patch point A to several other patch points/ Effectively a patch lead that is 1 to 3? Are standard telephone extensions just wired in parallel (meaning it is just the cable and plugs that are a bit different here)?