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Standard User chris52
(newbie) Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:02
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Can I use all 4 pairs in a Cat5e cable?


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As I understand it a normal network connection between a router - via a wall plate - and a faceplate in another room only uses 2 of the 4 pairs in the Cat5e cable.

Can I use the other two pairs and get double socket faceplate to double socket faceplate connection with only the one cable?
Standard User jez9999
(regular) Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:56
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In reply to a post by chris52:
As I understand it a normal network connection between a router - via a wall plate - and a faceplate in another room only uses 2 of the 4 pairs in the Cat5e cable.

Can I use the other two pairs and get double socket faceplate to double socket faceplate connection with only the one cable?

Only 2 pairs are "used" when doing sub-gigabit ethernet in the sense that the signal is only sent through 2 pairs, but the 4 pairs should all be connected so that they are available if and when they need to be used.

Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Mon 14-Oct-13 14:45:08
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Re: Can I use all 4 pairs in a Cat5e cable?


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yes, it can be done,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cat5e-Network-Port-Splitter-...

but always better to have dedicated cables, if you can.


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Standard User chris52
(newbie) Mon 14-Oct-13 16:06:08
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Thank you.
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