I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to install a structured cable system. Mainly it is to make it neater (currently just a bundle of wires hanging from the ceiling), but also to be able to switch particular jacks between network and voice. I have a bill of materials from Leviton as follows:
47605-28N 28" SMC Enclosure
47605-28P 28" SMC Enclosure Hinged Door
47605-DP 4 Outlet Power Supply for SMC
47603-18P Pre-configured Voice & Data Panel (18 port Cat 5e patch panel and TLDM)
47616-DSB DSL Filter Board (might not need this; more on that later)
47611-5GB Ethernet Switch
5HHOM-1W 6 - Cat 5e High Flex Patch Cord, 1'
So here is what I know: all Cat 5e runs out to jacks will get punched down to the Cat 5e patch panels (I used 5G108-RT5 for all jacks; I understand these can support both RJ-45 for network and RJ-11 for phone... is this correct?). And that is pretty much where it ends. Everything else I know is from this picture from this forum:
So what I have in my demarcation box is the blue pair from the BSW and it looks like it is being "split" between phone and DSL at the demarcation box (see pic):
On the inside, the blue pair is connected to the runs going out to the phones. The green pair goes to one jack that I have my DSL modem plugged into (I guess this is why I was told by the Telco I didn't need any filters on the phones... I'm not sure I completely understand how this setup gets rid of filters, but it seems to work). So my question is, with this setup from the demarcation box, where do I hook the blue and green pairs? If I hook them up as the instructions for the TLDM show (all 4 pairs to their respective IDC), does that mean the run from the modem would need to be patched to a port on the TLDM that uses line 3 as primary (I am assuming I know that green is line 3)? If this is how it is done, I should be able to skip the DSL filter in the SMC, correct? It seems that a run patched to a port where line 1 is primary would be only phone and the phones could remain filter-free, and any run patched to a port where line 3 is primary would be unfiltered and should only be used for a DSL modem. Is there an easier way to do this? I may be over-thinking... something I NEVER do.
Next question: I have 2 runs going to the room with my modem. I intend to use one for phone to plug the modem into. I then intended to use the other run to bring the DSL back to the SMC and plug into the switch. Will this work? Do I use a normal patch cord to make the connection? Just wondering if the signal will go both ways.
I'm sure I will have more questions. Thank you for any and all guidance you can offer.
As an aside, I tend to have difficulty seeing all discussions in a particular area of this forum. Any tips on how to see all discussions? I plan to search for my exact subject title, and hope to find any response, but I figure there must be a better way.