Cat 5, Need 2 phone lines and network Possible?

I have cat five in my home and I cant seemt to get things set up right. Is it possible to have two phone lines and share my high speed internet at the same time?
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  1. I'm not quite sure what you are asking so I'll give an answer for what I think you are asking :)
    If you mean sending 2 phone lines and a network connection through one cat5 wire then yes that is possible.
    Standard phone lines only use 1 pair of wires and 10/100 network only uses 2 pairs. That would fully utilize all 8 pairs of the cat5 :)

    10/100 ethernet only uses leads 1,2,3,6. Just choose 4 wires and put the head on so that each wire is in the correct position, 1,2,3,6. When looking at the cable head with the metal connectors up the numbering goes 1-8 from left to right.
    The phone line only needs 1 pair. Just choose any 2 wires and put the head on so that the 2 wires are occupy the center 2 slots on the head.
    And make sure you get the same colors in the same order at both ends for each head, obviously.

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  2. Yes I believe that is the answer I was looking for. I would have three connecters on my phone jack: phone line 1, phone line 2, and Ethernet connection 3.
    Thank You

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mattburklund on 09/10/04 09:57 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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