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Jan. 12th, 2007

07:32 pm - Phones

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Date:January 12th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
It shouldn't be too expensive to do it this way (those two adaptors I mentioned cost £13.58 altogether, including VAT/delivery), and if I bought a sufficiently long phone extension lead (I'd probably need 10m) then I'd have to pay for that.

Digging through Usenet, I saw one person who suggested getting a short phone extension lead, chopping it in half, then wiring RJ45 jacks onto the two severed ends - this would be a bit cheaper (if I could borrow the relevant tools from someone), but it would also be a bit more fiddly to make sure that all the pins match up properly.

The wall between bedroom/lounge is about 1 foot thick (with an air gap in the middle). The existing cables run under the floorboards, then come up in the middle of the wall and go into the wall box that was put there (by making a hole in the wall), so it wouldn't be easy to run an extra one through there. Beyond that, it would bother me on an aesthetic level to have dedicated cabling as a permanent installation, so I'd rather just leave something trailing on the floor and sort it out later :)
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