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It sounds like you have not just Cat5e wires, but RJ45 on both ends. If so, you probably already have everything you need on that end to make it Ethernet. Ethernet plugs use RJ45 jacks and keystones. They look nearly identical to RJ11 phone because they are designed to be interoperable. RJ11 uses 6 pins, while Ethernet uses 8. Ethernet uses pins 1, 2, 3, ...


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For the last couple of decades, many new homes have been wired using UTP cabling because its not significantly more expensive than plain old phone cabling. So its not uncommon for cat5 and cat6 cable to have only one pair used for a `phone, and the other pairs idle. It will be relatively straightforward to reterminate both ends of each wire. At the ...


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