I was looking to run cat6 between my 2 properties for security cameras. It currently has a cable line between the two buildings that was once used for dish network and probably used for cable TV a long time ago. I use it for the cameras now using a passive adapter but the speed is only 2MBs.
I was about to test how easy it was to pull the cable line through the conduit when I discovered a second cable. This appears to be connected to the phone lines but only the blue and blue/white wires were actually connected. It has 12 wires, 8 of which are the standard colors of a cat5/6 wire, the other 4 looked like grey, grey/white, red, red/blue. The line has not been in use for at least 12 years.
What type of cable is this?
Would I be able to use this as a cat5 cable utilizing the 8 wires?
Is there a better way to utilize this cable since it has 12 wires?
Edit: This line was likely installed in 2001, it's about 150ft long.