I spent some time last weekend cleaning up the cabling mess for our telephones and dialup server, now it’s not such a disaster. I ran all the telephone/modem connections to a 66 block rather than just hanging it all off the front of the phone switch.
- 12 of the analog phone lines off the PBX switch run into my house (via 3 of the 4 CAT5 cables in my conduit) for my various vintage telephones throughout the house.
- 4 lines are dedicated to the dialup modem server (via a call group).
- 4 more to my workbench for telephone/modem testing.
- 4 more to my PC display wall for the various PCs and terminals to dial into my modem server.
- The final CAT5 cable from the house feeds into a 5-port gigabit switch mounted below the PBX, that switch then feeds
- Netgear 16-port gigabit switch on the workbench
- Cisco 24-port 10/100 switch (with gigabit uplink) for the PC display wall
- CCTV security camera
- Netgear 600N wireless AP and 4-port 10/100 switch which feeds
- The Dial-up PC
- a 2nd CCTV security camera
- Linksys PAP2 SIP Analog Telephone Adapter that feeds dial-tone from my Asterisk PBX in the house to the AT&T Merlin Legend PBX here.
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