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    Visually checking the type of extension wiring ??

    This is a discussion on Visually checking the type of extension wiring ?? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all, Is there an easy way of determing whether my "hard wired" extension uses "alam wire" or the proper ...

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      Visually checking the type of extension wiring ??

      Hi all,

      Is there an easy way of determing whether my "hard wired" extension uses "alam wire" or the proper twisted pair stuff ?

      TIA for any help.

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      Adam Brunt


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      Re: Visually checking the type of extension wiring ??

      Alarm wire is usually RED, GREEN, BLACK & YELLOW and the wires are not twisted around each other. Proper CW1308 telephone cable has a blue with white stripes, white with blue stripes pair twisted together and an orange with white stripes and white with orange stripes pair twisted together.
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      Re: Visually checking the type of extension wiring ??

      Quote Originally Posted by adslnation View Post
      Alarm wire is usually RED, GREEN, BLACK & YELLOW and the wires are not twisted around each other. Proper CW1308 telephone cable has a blue with white stripes, white with blue stripes pair twisted together and an orange with white stripes and white with orange stripes pair twisted together.
      Thanks ... I'll check it out when I get home.

      If it turns out to be the proper stuff (and I have already disconnected the ring wire) - is there going to be much I can do to improve speeds from a cabling/faceplate point of view ?

     

     

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