Here’s a quick one, ever thought of taking some existing phone extension wiring and converting for use in ethernet networking?
Since moving in I’ve had an analogue phone extension socket in the bedroom. The cable runs outside and down the side of the house, before returning into the house close to the BT master socket. It was connected, but was immediately removed to get the best internet speed at the master.
It has 3 pairs of copper, one pair short of what is needed for traditional Cat5 cable, but it is feasible to get 100Mbps from just 2 pairs, all I need to physically connect my Raspberry Pi media player in the bedroom to my network.
There’s nothing wrong with connecting it up, right?Continue reading “Using Phone Wiring for Networking?”