A few months ago, we ran a cat5e ethernet cable across the room, from where the modem-router is on one side to all the electronics on the other. Now I'm wondering if I can use a pair of RJ11-RJ45 adapters to run the phone line across that same cable run and have the modem with all the rest of the electronics.

Has anyone else tried something like this? Any idea how well it would work?


Question answered. Sounds like it should be fine. Thanks!

Update on the plan to move the modem. It's now in its new home and that cat5e cable is now happily carrying the DSL line (which it's ridiculously overspecced for). All working perfectly.

Bonuses for this relocation: I've been able to free up two network cables and an entire gigabit switch.

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