There are 10 ethernet sockets spread between various rooms, and two sockets labelled "BT", both in the same room.
There are 10 Cat 5e cables wired in to the patch panel. There are 3 Cat 5e cables stuffed in to the back of the Master Socket.
I get the feeling this must imply that the 2 sockets labelled BT must somehow be wired directly in to the Master Socket.
My problem is I would prefer to have a BT socket in a different room, because I have a fax machine in that room, and I would like to be able to send faxes from it without physically moving the device near to a BT socket.
Also, to my mind, this seems an odd way of wiring things up. Isn't there a way of wiring up the sockets that would allow me to select which ones I want to use as phone outlets just by plugging the cable differently on a patch panel?
I would need to use some sort of adapter at the socket, presumably, but what needs to happen in the patch panel cupboard that would allow me to switch sockets around between phone and ethernet?
How can I manage things so that I don't do any damage by plugging things in to the wrong place?
My existing patch panel is a Connectix 10-inch 12-port model: http://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/soho-cabinets/266-12-po... .
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