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Ethernet over Phone-Wires (no VDSL)

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Hey guys,

 

Just a disclaimer: I am a total noob at networking etc.

 

So we currently live in a house and use Ethernet over powerline, but as the router is connected to another circuit to the one we are using
for the WiFi and Ethernet, the connection is very slow.

 

The house has no coax- or ethernet-wiring, just powerline and phone wires, which aren't used anymore as we currently upgraded to IP-based phone (DECT).

So I thougt as I heard that you can use MOCA (Ethernet over Coax) i thougt that there might be the possibility to use the existing phone-wires as a ethernet source.

 

Some base facts about the house: the PC is 2 floors above the router. The walls are bricks, so we cant easily do new wiring.

 

Vato (from Germany)

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Is it that hard to tie an ethernet cable to your phone wire and then pull the ethernet cable through the wall as you pull out the phone wire?

Also, you can do ethernet up to 100 meters... how about routing the cable to go outside, up the wall and then inside the 2nd floor somewhere, or in the roof ?

 

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It wouldn't be a good idea to try to use your phone lines as ethernet. First most being you'd be limited to only 10mbps since typical phone cables use only 2 pair, not 4 pair like modern cat5 uses which allows for high bandwidth. Another issue would be that you would run into cross talk issues since phone lines aren't run as twisted pairs. You theoretically could do it, but I'd highly advise against it. I'd see how much it would take for a professional to either rerun cable for you, or find a spot to run it either through the floorboard in say a corner of the room or run it outside then back in upstairs with cat5.

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I think it wouldnt be hard, if you COULD pull out the phone wire...

it is kind of glued into the wall with the cement they used when building this house

 

edit: ok @MarbleHornets thanks for your advice. I will then let it get rerun by a professional 

 

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Why specifically discount VDSL when its literally designed for the task?

 

Although getting proper ethernet wired is definitely the best idea.

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