Thanks for your comments guys,
In particular, Hal (hbiss).
I'm conversant with 110 punch-down connectors, although since I went on a training course for this sort of system, things have changed.
I'm talking some years ago.
You did wire the jacks 568B right?
Well, I'm not that stupid.
I have seen installations where the sockets and panel are all mucked up.
Here is an outlay of the Installation as I have it at the moment:
- Telecom Line Splitter (low pass filter) fitted at Entrance point.
- System is split into POTS and DSL, 2 Cat 5e cables sent to Comms Hub, along with 2 spares.
- DSL feeds a Router which then feeds the patch panel, for all of the sockets in the Installation.
It's my understanding of a patch panel, that you could patch any of the cables to whatever service, be it DSL or POTS, just by changing a patch lead.
All of the cables come back to the Patch panel in Star topography, and that is where you make the changes.
Sure 2 different systems don't make it any easier, but there has to be an easier way.
[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 04-07-2005).]