Help figuring out apartment patch panel

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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Are Feeds V and D for Voice and Data?
 

CaptainSTX

Part of the Furniture
Buy a small inexpensive continuity and pinning tester which will help and trace the cables.

If the cables all fail the pinning tests when tested to check if they are pinned 568B or 568A that means they probably were installed and pinned as phone cables using no more than six wires.

Then pull one of the jacks out of the wall and look at the number of wires. If you have eight conductors you can re pin the jacks and the plug ends with Ethernet fittings and they should handle gig speeds. With as few as four conductors you could have Fast Ethernet cables good for 100 Mbps.
 

dosborne

Very Senior Member
What's the point of having the ports terminate at this patch panel if there's no way to connect each port to a switch?
Primarily for phone use, that's why most are connected to just 2 wires (from what I can see in the pic).

No point for the telco or whoever put it in to use an expensive product when they have no idea what you want to use it for. Worst case, pull the wires off the BIX panel and put in something more useful.
 

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