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dave cunningham
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Default How strict should my Cat5 installation be?

In message , Ivor Jones wrote

"Martin Pentreath" wrote in message
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Ivor, why wouldn't you use cat5 for telephones, am I missing

CAT5 is stranded conductor whereas normal phone cable is solid. Stranded
cores (at least in my experience) don't make as good a contact with the
displacement type terminations on a standard telephone socket.

AFAIK Cat5 installation cable is solid core, it's only the patch cable
that's stranded (stranded being more flexible but having higher

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