using traditional phone service and VOIP in the same house - can I wire it with the same cat 3 wire?
Posted on 2004-08-09
I have a house that has been wired with cat 3 cable for phone service. I also have cat 5 for ethernet connections in many rooms. I have purchased Verizon for my work phone - need to be sure it's 'always on' in the event of a power outage. I have purchased VOIP thru my cable company using a Cable Modem. Is there a way to wire the cat 3 cable, such that I can use that cable for both the voip phone service and the verizon service? I would like to have the work line in more than my home office, in the event of an emergency. I have a patch cable board that verizon installed. the cat 3 lines all work for traditional phone service. I'd like to use whatever is necessary of the 6 remaining wires in the cat 3 cable, to also split off and have both VOIP and traditional phones at some jacks. I appreciate any comments.